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Carpet after a ceiling design by Robert Adams
Designer:
Date:
ca. 1767
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool, Linen; Embroidery (tent Stitch)
Dimensions:
447 cm (176 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1989.5
Acquisition Date:
1989-03-23
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Funds from the Museum Society Auxiliary, Magowan Dining Room Project and Decorative Arts Funds

An octagonal needlework carpet worked with polychrome wool. The carpet was made for Lady Mary Coventry's dressing room at Coventry House, Picadilly (now the site of the St. James Club). Adam's design for the room's ceiling is mirrored in the carpet. The design consists of a central medallion surrounded by floral garlands and ribbons with an outer border of floral scrolls and bands of Greek key motif (original drawings survive in the Soane Museum, London). Colors are predominantly reds and golds. A rectangle is missing from one side of the carpet, removed prior to purchase so the carpet would fit around a hearth. This appears to be the only known needlework made from an Adam design(per Sotheby's 1993).

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.