Two curtain ornaments

Ref: 893 & 895
  • 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)

  • Detail

    Silk, on velvet ground

    English (London), circa 1850

  • Provenance

    Colonel Robert Myddelton Biddulph, Chirk Castle; by descent; sold Christie’s, 21 June 2004, lot 151 (part); private collection

  • Notes

    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.