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An early George III carved giltwood pole screen, circa 1765.

The leaf-carved baluster-turned column, on a leaf and scroll carved tripod base joined by a scrolling stretcher with a finial.

The screen containing a panel of rare early English Savonnerie carpet, possibly Moorfields, featuring a vine, grapes and a goldfinch, height 65cm.

Thomas Moore (c1700-1788) established a fashionable carpet manufactory in the Moorfields area of London in the mid 18th Century, one of only two at the time making fine hand-knotted pile carpets.

Many of these were commissioned by Robert Adam (1728-1792) for his wealthy clients.

The firm existed until 1793 when his daughter sold the lease to another carpet manufacturer.

The screen was extensively conserved in 2013-4, reuniting three elements of the whole, each of which had long existed in different store rooms.

The significance of each part gradually realised and confirmed by reference to the 1763 Inventory.

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘the drawing room’…..’A screen of English Tapestry on a carv’d & gilt claw stand.’


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