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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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Aubusson, France,
RUG
wool, flatweave
approximately 230 by 171cm; 7ft. 7in., 5ft. 8in.
19th century
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Literature

Anthony Denney, 'The Oliviers off stage', House and Garden, May 1958, p. 64, the first illustrated in Vivien's drawing room at Eaton Square, Belgravia;
Hugo Vickers, Vivien Leigh, London, 1988, part illustrated between pps. 286-287, in the same room.

Denney writes, 'The expanse of pale lime-green close-fitted carpet is relieved by a beautiful Aubusson in rose pink and coral.' (Denney, op. cit., p. 65)

Catalogue Note

Aubusson carpets were favoured by Vivien and Larry in their London and country homes and there are examples photographed in both and recorded in the 1948 Notley Inventory. John Fowler apparently also supplied one for Vivien’s flat on Eaton Square.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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