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Carpet

1850-1869 (made)
Artist/Maker
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Double-sided carpet panel. The Crossley Mosaic is one of the largest made. In a four-feet wide oval framed in gilded leaves is an eastern scene with two arab stallions, a grey and a chestnut, led by attendants through country with cactus and palm trees, a minaret and a dome topped by a crescent in the distance.

To either side of this scene, the ground is pink covered with a stylised flowering train in red. In front of this at each side is a large urn or incense burner, its base hidden by a large plant and flowers. More flowers are in the spandrels at the top of the oval, as are two tassels, blue at the left, and red at the right, attached to an outer scrolling edge of Moorish design.

This Crossley mosaic is stuck to a piece of printed warp, looped pile, carpeting with another design which has no repeat. Enormous flowers some 10-11 inches across smother a pierced cartouche in an architectural surround decorated with scrolls and lattice in rococo revival style.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed warp looped pile carpet
Brief Description
Double-sided carpet panel, made by John Crossley & Sons Ltd, Halifax, England, 1850-1869
Physical Description
Double-sided carpet panel. The Crossley Mosaic is one of the largest made. In a four-feet wide oval framed in gilded leaves is an eastern scene with two arab stallions, a grey and a chestnut, led by attendants through country with cactus and palm trees, a minaret and a dome topped by a crescent in the distance.



To either side of this scene, the ground is pink covered with a stylised flowering train in red. In front of this at each side is a large urn or incense burner, its base hidden by a large plant and flowers. More flowers are in the spandrels at the top of the oval, as are two tassels, blue at the left, and red at the right, attached to an outer scrolling edge of Moorish design.



This Crossley mosaic is stuck to a piece of printed warp, looped pile, carpeting with another design which has no repeat. Enormous flowers some 10-11 inches across smother a pierced cartouche in an architectural surround decorated with scrolls and lattice in rococo revival style.
Dimensions
  • Length: 82.5in
  • Width: 35in
Credit line
Given by S. Franses Ltd.
Collection
Accession Number
T.44-1983

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