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Carpet Collection

Background imageCarpet Collection: Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster
In Thank You Jeeves!, Jeeves gives notice when Bertie Wooster, his employer, insists on playing the banjolele

Background imageCarpet Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imageCarpet Collection: A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson

A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson (1844-1891)

Background imageCarpet Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background imageCarpet Collection: A Magic Carpet Ride

A Magic Carpet Ride
A young woman in a yellow dress takes an impromptu ride on a magic flying carpet

Background imageCarpet Collection: Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy

Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy
Advert for Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Manufacturers of Floor Cloth, Linoleum and Cork Carpet, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. 1905

Background imageCarpet Collection: Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London

Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London -- Entrance Hall, showing main staircase leading upwards. circa 1922

Background imageCarpet Collection: A selection of common British Moths

A selection of common British Moths Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCarpet Collection: Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty

Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty prince. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Museum of Islamic Arts

Background imageCarpet Collection: Whippet and Blackbird

Whippet and Blackbird
Unusual Friends - Whippet and Blackbird. 1950s

Background imageCarpet Collection: Naked little girl looking in the mirror

Naked little girl looking in the mirror
A little girl wearing nothing but her shoes and socks, and pink ribbons in her hair, looks in the mirror and says " Goodness, Is That Me!" She is holding an apple in her left hand

Background imageCarpet Collection: Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding

Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding
Scene at the wedding of Lord Fitzwilliam (Major Hubert Francis Fitzwilliam Brabazon Foljambe) to the Hon Gladys Bewicke-Copley, with an archway of swords provided by the Royal Horse Guards

Background imageCarpet Collection: Moroccan Harem

Moroccan Harem - three women of the Harem seated on a fine carpet with a young child and surrounded with lush plants and octagonal Mother-of-pearl inlaid table and comfortable cushions

Background imageCarpet Collection: Public Drying Ground

Public Drying Ground
The only public laundry Drying Ground in Scotland, on Glasgow Green. Behind is the John Templeton carpet factory, designed after the Doges Palace, Venice

Background imageCarpet Collection: G K Chesterton, writer

G K Chesterton, writer
Gilbert Keith Chesterton writer

Background imageCarpet Collection: Walpole / Strawberry 1795

Walpole / Strawberry 1795
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE FOURTH EARL OF OXFORD The Gallery at Strawberry Hill, near Twickenham, home of the English gothic novelist and man of letters

Background imageCarpet Collection: Victoria / Louisp / Gosport

Victoria / Louisp / Gosport
Queen Victoria entertains Louis Philippe at Osborne: scene at Gosport station

Background imageCarpet Collection: Egyptian Belly Dancer

Egyptian Belly Dancer
A woman (probably Egyptian) performs the Bauchtanz accompanied by a singer and musicians

Background imageCarpet Collection: Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning

Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning the carpet around her snoozing husband. Lets hope that cigarette falls into his lap and wakes him up. Date: c.1924

Background imageCarpet Collection: The Main Staircase, Claridge's Hotel, London

The Main Staircase, Claridge's Hotel, London Date: 1911

Background imageCarpet Collection: W Heath Robinson - At the At Home

W Heath Robinson - At the At Home

Background imageCarpet Collection: Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform

Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform
Woman police officer (Eileen Greenwood) in the new Surrey uniform introduced in 1973. The jacket was single-breasted with four buttons, and the hat was in black and white with a checked design

Background imageCarpet Collection: Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP

Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP
Sir Francis Crossley (1817-1872), 1st Baronet of Halifax, British carpet manufacturer, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician. Date: 1860s

Background imageCarpet Collection: Scheffers Restaurant and Tearoom, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Scheffers Restaurant and Tearoom, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Scheffers Restaurant and Tearoom, Lijnbaan, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Date: circa 1950

Background imageCarpet Collection: Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace

Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace
A Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace, and different patterns everywhere you look

Background imageCarpet Collection: Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - Sacred Carpet

Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - Sacred Carpet
Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - The Guard of Honour and Custodians of the Sacred Carpet Date: circa 1905

Background imageCarpet Collection: The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople

The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople
A Famous Dolma maker. Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions. The stuffing may or may not include meat

Background imageCarpet Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Carpet Factory (Usak)

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Carpet Factory (Usak)
Armenian or Greek women at work at a carpet factory at Usak, Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. They sit on the carpet they are slowly producing

Background imageCarpet Collection: Magic Carpet Airborne

Magic Carpet Airborne
The Magic Carpet, favoured transport system of the Arabian Nights

Background imageCarpet Collection: Art Deco Bathroom

Art Deco Bathroom
An Art Deco style bathroom suite, with a shower fitting over the bath and plastic shower curtain

Background imageCarpet Collection: W Heath Robinson - Opening the Wine Bottle

W Heath Robinson - Opening the Wine Bottle

Background imageCarpet Collection: Interior of the Harem with a scribe

Interior of the Harem with a scribe. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCarpet Collection: Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The sumptuous lobby of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York Date: 2005

Background imageCarpet Collection: Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd

Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd - Turkish Company with head office at Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey and branches in London, Paris, Constantinople (Istanbul), New York, Cairo

Background imageCarpet Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II in Turkish uniform and fez, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II in Turkish uniform and fez, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, seen here in Constantinople wearing Turkish style uniform, including a fez, during the First World War. Date: circa 1917

Background imageCarpet Collection: A Corner of the Foyer, Claridge's Hotel, London

A Corner of the Foyer, Claridge's Hotel, London Date: 1911

Background imageCarpet Collection: Imperial Vacuum Cleaner advertisement, 1914

Imperial Vacuum Cleaner advertisement, 1914
Advertisement for the Imperial Vacuum Cleaner from The Electric Appliances Company Ltd, claiming it would last a lifetime and offering the chance for a home demonstration of the machine in action

Background imageCarpet Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - A Street Vendor

Thessaloniki, Greece - A Street Vendor - selling small items including this miniature carpet! Date: circa 1916

Background imageCarpet Collection: Old English Sheepdog turned into wool

Old English Sheepdog turned into wool
An Old English Sheepdog with its enterprising owner, who has spun its coat into balls of wool for knitting

Background imageCarpet Collection: Man with Carpet Bag

Man with Carpet Bag
The carpet bag is a symbol of the travelling salesman

Background imageCarpet Collection: Mozart & Aloysia Weber

Mozart & Aloysia Weber
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART the Austrian composer with the accomplished singer Aloysia Weber, whose sister Konstanze he later married

Background imageCarpet Collection: Carpet Sweeper

Carpet Sweeper
A young housewife using a carpet sweeper

Background imageCarpet Collection: Couple Dancing Jazz 1920

Couple Dancing Jazz 1920
A fashionable couple dancing to a jazz band in a German night club

Background imageCarpet Collection: Futuristic news broadcast

Futuristic news broadcast
A futuristic news broadcast, where a couple relax in their sitting room and listen to the days news from a gramophone-like machine

Background imageCarpet Collection: Carpet tapestry and Runic inscriptions of the Vikings

Carpet tapestry and Runic inscriptions of the Vikings. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by P. Giarre from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Florence, 1847

Background imageCarpet Collection: The Stephen Courtaulds and their pet Lemur

The Stephen Courtaulds and their pet Lemur
Reproduction of a painting by L Campbell Taylor R.A. of Sir Stephen Lewis Courtauld and his wife Virginia and their pet ring-tailed lemur

Background imageCarpet Collection: Women - Carpet Factory

Women - Carpet Factory
Women working the Crompton Axminster Loom at Richard Smith & Sons, Kidderminster, England. Date: 1902

Background imageCarpet Collection: The Wilton Royal Carpet Factory

The Wilton Royal Carpet Factory
Shearing and Finishing Wilton Pile Carpet at The Wilton Royal Carpet Factory, Wilton, Wiltshire Date: circa 1903



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