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Seamless Axminster Carpets


Published by NP, NP, 1935
Condition: g- to vg Soft cover

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Quarto. Unpaginated. [110]pp. Original decorative grey wrappers, with black lettering to front cover. Illustrated with 50 striking color plates, this catalog (from an unidentified American carpet company having a Carpe Diem logo) shows 50 types of seamless Axmington carpets* in a variety of patterns and colorings. The rugs are divided into the following four sections: Royalton Quality; Georgian Quality; Ayrian Quality; Newton Quality and Magnus Quality. Wrappers partly rubbed and creased along edges. Closed tear at tail of spine. Upper corner of pages slightly bumped. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. * Axminster Carpets are a product that is a relative newcomer from the late 19th century. Taking the name of an earlier form of hand-knotted rug (the finest and most expensive English carpets), Chenille Axminsters, developed in 1839 by James Templeton of Glasgow, simulated the rich quality of the hand-knotted rugs and could weave room size seamless rugs. Spool and gripper Axminsters were a later development that made a durable machine woven carpet with a thick pile, but of a more modest expense than other woven carpets. These are still made in large quantities for hotels, pubs, and residential use. William Morris and C.F.A. Voysey were among the famous designers who drew patterns for Axminster carpets. Bookseller Inventory # 40214

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Title: Seamless Axminster Carpets

Publisher: NP, NP

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Edition: First edition.

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