Discovered in Portobello Road market London this high quality gold and velvet purse displays the state coat of arms. From research and a note within, we conclude that this was possibly made for the inauguration in 1897 of Arjun Singh. This former princely sate is now part of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Photograph of of Sir Arjun Singh (1887 - 1924), Raja of Narsinghgarh from the ‘Wheeler Collection: Portraits of Indian Rulers,’ taken by Herzog and Higgins c.1900. Born in 1887, Singh was appointed as Raja in 1897 at only ten years of age, gaining full ruling powers from the Government of India in 1909.
We are honoured to have been chosen by the original family owners to assist in the refurbishment of the recently semi-derelict Elizabethan mansion Pitchfork Hall.
Sadly the carpet seen here made for this project was declined. We thought it looked a perfectly stunning fit.
We are currently working with the ‘Handel and Hendrix House’ at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London to help re-create,source, install and caption original furnishings of the rooms occupied by Jimi Hendrix in 1968 - 1970. It appears Jimi was fond of oriental rugs. Although he hardly had the time to fully develop his taste one can see he was certainly on the right track. For more information contact Ella Roberts ERoberts@handelhendrix.org
A Karapinar plainweave in natural wool from central Turkey ideally suits the light and airy feel of this sparsely furnished penthouse admirably suiting its surroundings. The flatweave is at least 50 years of age but has been preserved in as new condition.
We had a request to provide a carpet for a borders church used by the Kelso Music Society. A carpet was required jointly for church chancel furnishings and as a pad for chamber groups of musicians, the brief being for a sober yet elegant appearance, a firm texture - with the right acoustic attributes. The carpet chosen was a Persian Sultanaband carpet, densely knotted and relatively modern but employing a traditional ‘ Herati ‘ design. The design taking its name from the Timurid city in W. Afghanistan comprises of a flower inside a rhomb surrounded by four acanthus type leaves sometimes seen as fish. The pattern is often used on carpets as an all-over/repeated motif.
During a very tight closure period during New Years holidays we were called upon at short notice to repair and refurbish the club’s set of Pinton Felletin Aubusson carpets. The project was achieved on time and within budget
Stuart and Mary Manley have furnished what is probably the largest bookshop in the North of England with carpets supplied by us including two red Turkish Ushak carpets as seen here. Textiles and kilims also supplied furnish the upholstery in the restaurant and reading rooms.
completion early 2015