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Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
Bold colours and costly silk were important in the Regency decoration of Attingham. These curtains survived the bankruptcy sales and were later repaired by 8th Lady Berwick. Boxes of gold tassels still remain in store which may be used to re-create the missing elements of the drapery in the room.
One of two crimson silk damask draped pelmets, woven with full floral baroque design. Single swag flanked by pleated hangings. Trimmed with gold braid and silk covered Turkish tassels. English manufacture circa 1830
Believed to be 3rd Lord Berwick collection: William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron Berwick (1773-1842). By descent 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.