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Auction: Furniture & Works of Art
was auctioned on: 11 January 2011
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A chenille carpet designed by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt

Estimate: £500 - £700
ca. US$788 - US$1,103
Price realised:  £500
ca. US$788
Lot number 27, Views: 35

A chenille carpet designed by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, English, possibly Wilton or Axminster, 2nd half 19th century, 295.25 x 204in (750 x 518cm). The design of this carpet was illustrated in the Art Journal of 1868, page 330, where it reports that a carpet of this design was exhibited by Mr. Turberville Smith at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. It is also illustrated in Tattersall and Reed's 'A History of British Carpets, 1966, plate 33. Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877) was an architect and art historian, he assisted Isambard Kingdom Brunel on Paddington station and designed the interiors of the India Office in London. He is also famous for producing the book 'The Industrial Arts of the 19th century' Provenance: Bought by Perez, Sotheby's, 1959. Then sold to the Ditchley Foundation, Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire. There are photographs of the carpet gracing the floor of the White Drawing Room a copy of which is available to the purchaser.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Title: Furniture & Works of Art
Date of the auction: 11 Jan 2011
Address: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Castle Street 51-61
SP1 3SU Salisbury Wiltshire
United Kingdom
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