December 12, 2021
Recently we have been selected with the care of a highly important 20th century collection of modernist carpets. In the course of our investigative work we discovered pressure damage which had occurred in relation to use with heavy furniture. On further inspection it was found the wool in several of the collection to be made of stands of 20 μm (micron) diameter stands than wool found typically a standard carpet and oriental carpet wool of approx 30μm exacerbating difficulties of pressure marks since thicker tougher wool strands normally used in carpets are hardier and more resistant. That said it should be noted that wool cannot be crushed permanently and eventually with the correct non invasive treatment wool will revert back unlike fibres in some textiles.
May 31, 2023
May 08, 2023
Once again we are participating in the Battersea Decorative Fair located in Battersea Park, London. The stand may be found on pitch A27 at the far left corner of the main exhibition hall. Dates: Tuesday 9th May - Sunday 14th May 2023. Free parking onsite and a courtesy bus operates from Sloane Square every 15 minutes.
February 10, 2023
Currently investigating the activities and output of this London Bond Street supplier who purchased Wilton Carpet Company (1860) made carpets for St. George's Chapel Windsor (1842/3) Great Exhibition (1851). Alfred Lapworth & Co, Carpet were Manufacturers to Her Majesty & the Royal Family, 22 Old Bond Street, London. Also possibly at 19/20 Old Bond Street.
The image shown is part of our compenium of Suppliers and Manufactuers prior to 1951 the full list may be seen here: