Two curtain ornaments
Designer / Maker
Designed by A.W.N. Pugin (1812-52)
Manufactured and supplied by the firm of Crace, under the direction of J.G. Crace (1809-89)
Silk, on velvet crown
English (London), circa 1850
Colonel Robert Myddelton Biddulph, Chirk Castle; by descent; sold Christie’s, 21 June 2004, lot 151 (part); private collection
These ‘armorial’ ornaments were designed by Pugin to embellish grand curtains at Chirk Castle.
Lot 151 in the 2004 sale included twenty-three examples, of different patterns: three ‘wolf’ heads, two ‘palms with coronets’, eight gilt ‘B’s, two white ‘B’s and eight gold ‘M’s. These are now divided between several collections.