January 08, 2022
It is indeed a very great privilege to be requested to assist in the well being and active curation of what is probably the largest William Morris carpet in extent. The management of carpet of approx 75 sq. mt weighs in excess of 600 kilos is an enormous logistical undertaking requiring eight fit persons to moove it.
The carpet was originally made at the old William Morris & Co Mersham Abbey for the Wyndham family at Clouds House designed by Philip Webb who had done the Red House for William Morris himself. In the 1920s the Wyndham family had a house sale and the present owners grandfather ( a contemporary of Morris ) purchased the carpet for the Gloucestershire house where it has remained ever since.
Having proposed that the carpet be fully conserved in three phases thus far have achieved the first stage in 2021 with a complete washing offsite and retention of some areas. In 2022 and 2023 is hoped to do additional conservation and the replacement of some old restoration.
September 03, 2022
Having been chosen to restore a huge Sultanabad Ziegler carpet ( not in picture ) we have loaned an item from stock temporarily in order to help preserve the functionality of the main reception room at Kingston Bagpuize House Oxfordshire. This working house is used for film sets and for marriages and other conferences and social gathering in the house and grounds.
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March 12, 2022