Silk damask curtains (a set of four): ‘Oak’ pattern
Designer / Maker
Designed by William Morris (1834-96)
Length: 337 cm
Width: 100 cm (but vary)
English, circa 1880
English private collection; H. Blairman & Sons; American private collection
Linda Parry, William Morris Textiles, London, 1983, pp. 67-68
Some edges showing signs of wear
This is one of two silk damask patterns first designed for St James’s Palace.
The ‘oak’ pattern was one of two designs for silk damasks made for the decorations of the Throne Room at St James’s Palace. The design was very popular and used extensively by Morris & Co. for furnishings and as the background for embroidery hangings.