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Axminster carpet originally in the Library

Museum number: XF306

Curatorial note

This carpet was made for the Library on the ground floor at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1823.

It remained in situ until 2005 when it was replaced with a replica manfactured by David Bamford and sponsored by Deborah Loeb Brice. It was viewed by the public in the post-war period across a rope placed between the Library and the Dining Room. The laying of the replica carpet enabled the entire room to be opened up and enjoyed by visitors.

The views of the carpet in situ were taken in the early 1980s. The three images showing details of the carpet were taken in October 1990 to record an unfaded section found beneath the pier table at the south end of the room and were used for colour matching when the replica carpet was made.


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