Aesthetic woven hanging
Designer: Bruce James Talbert, 1838-1881 (attributed)
Manufacturer: J. &. J. Templeton & Co., Glasgow (attributed)
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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