Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.


John Henry Dearle
c 1890

This curtain is very beautiful but distressed as you will see from the photos. This curtain or portiere would be for someone who did not mind a damaged piece, but will enjoy it for its beauty. Power loom jacquard woven by Alexander Morton & Co. It was made in four colourways.


Helena with large flowerheads, acanthus leaves and small tulips in an ogival design, all in shades of coral and deep turquoise green, cotton and edged with cotton fringed braid, lined with brown and beige patched cotton.

Length 6ft 4 in; 1./93 cm

Width at bottom5ft 8 in; 1.73 m


Distressed. Ask for more photos.


William Morris Textiles by Linda Parry p  251, no 81. V & A T60-1946

The original drawing is in the William Morris Gallery. The working drawing at Huntington Art Collections.