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A fine and rare long loom width roll of azure blue floral silk damask, 18th century
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A fine and rare long loom width roll of azure blue floral silk damask, 18th century
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Details & Cataloguing

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A fine and rare long loom width roll of azure blue floral silk damask, 18th century
on a contemporary cedar wood baton covered in rice paper, each end with line of silver across the width, marking end of the length
approx. 1560 by 71.5cm; 51ft. 1in., 2ft. 4in.
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Catalogue Note

In 18th century inventories at Ombersley, there is a bedroom listed above the Velvet Bedchamber, this first floor apartment was a high status room as there was a costly upholstered tester bed. This centrepiece was described in 1750 as follows, 'A blue stuf damask Bed: and curtains and hangings [there was also] two pair of window curtains of blue stuf damask, two valens' (Ombersley Court Contents Inventory, circa 1750, revised 1775, p.23). It is tempting to think that the damask offered here may have been acquired at a later date for this extraordinary decorative scheme.

Style: Private Collections

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London