Aesthetic woven hanging

Designer: Bruce James Talbert, 1838-1881 (attributed)

Manufacturer: J. &. J. Templeton & Co., Glasgow (attributed)

c. 1875

Jacquard woven wool

188 x 127 cm (74 x 50 inches)

The Glasgow firm of Templeton's were established as a carpet manufacturer in 1839 making chenille, Axminster and Brussels carpets. They used designs from Voysey, Day, Crane, and the Silver Exhibition Society. Between the 1860s and 1886 they produced a series of portières: complex jacquard woven hangings many of which have been attributed to Bruce Talbert, who designed for the firm.

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