One of two woven damask curtains. Crimson silk and cotton; baroque 18th cent. source for design Silk cut fringe a) cream cotton b) cotton bump interlining Hand and machine sewn; lined and interlined throughout; edged on two sides; pinch pleated to heading band at top with hooks for rings to pole. Woven damask; crimson silk warp; crimson cotton weft; warp faced satin ground; twill weave motifs. Loom width (?) Straight drop repeat 840 mm; formal plant forms; 18th century baroque source. Crimson/pink silk cut fringe braid 40 mm. a) cream cotton plain weave. b) cotton bump; interlining. c) undyed cotton, diapered ground; interlining. The two complete curtains are obviously only part of a set. Circa 1900.
Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.