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A gros-point needlework carpet

Maker:  Maker Unknown


A gros-point needlework carpet, the central cartouche woven with flowers in colours with interlaced strapwork and floral border on blue and light brown grounds, similarly enriched with bouquets of flowers, with bold satyrs masks supporting scrolling foliage, the borders similarly woven with flowers in panels on a pink ground within frame-pattern edging, inscribed "Mary Marchioness Dowager of Rockingham" - about 20ft long. Worked by the Dowager Marchioness of Rockingham during the period 1750-61.

ID:  8201