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Carpet sample

Carpet sample

  • Place of origin:

    Durham (made)

  • Date:

    1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hugh MacKay Carpets (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the makers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carpet sample of wool with a 5-frame looped-pile, one black, one white, one brown, and two 'planted' in greens, red and orange, and in pink, orange, yellow and blue. The pattern is of heavy 'rococo' scrolls and leaves, shaded mainly in brown and black on a white ground, and with polychrome flowers and leaves in stripes of colour from the 'planting'.

Place of Origin

Durham (made)


1980 (made)


Hugh MacKay Carpets (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven wool

Marks and inscriptions

On the back

'DURHAM CARPETS / from the looms of / Hugh Mackay & Co Ltd / QUALITY SQ939 ALL WOOL / Colour: Special Design: SO 4725'
On a label on the back


Length: 58 in, Width: 27.5 in, Length: 54.25 in repeat, Weight: 2.6 kg

Object history note

Registered File number 1981/856.

Descriptive line

Carpet sample of wool with a 5-frame looped-pile, made by Hugh MacKay Carpets, Durham, 1980

Production Note

Copied from a mid-1800s rococo design woven for Osborne House, Isle of Wight.





Subjects depicted

Flowers; Scrolls; Leaves


Floor coverings; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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