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Curtains Collection

Background imageCurtains Collection: Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street

Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street
Rubans de Paris (Milliner and Draper) - Corner of Maddox Street (39a) / St George Street, London. Date: 1930s

Background imageCurtains Collection: Bell Ringers

Bell Ringers
People You See. From Teddy Bear (date unknown)

Background imageCurtains Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageCurtains Collection: Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka

Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka, composed by May Ostlere. Two puppets (without strings!) are depicted dancing on a small stage, framed by red and gold curtains

Background imageCurtains Collection: A 1950s Family Living Room

A 1950s Family Living Room
A classic nuclear family in their living room, the children playing with a train set, the Father reading his book or magazine in a comfy chair

Background imageCurtains Collection: Putting on lipstick - David Wright

Putting on lipstick - David Wright
A smart blonde girls sitting in her boudoir applies some vivid red lipstick. Her red and black evening gown, awaits... Painting by David Wright

Background imageCurtains Collection: First Day of Holidays

First Day of Holidays
Two children eat their breakfast on the first day of the school holidays, anxious to leave the table and play in the garden

Background imageCurtains Collection: Ufos / Cowichan / Kendall

Ufos / Cowichan / Kendall
In a hospital at Cowichan, Vancouver Island, Canada, nurse Doreen Kendall draws back the curtains and sees this hovering UFO with occupants

Background imageCurtains Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageCurtains Collection: Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre

Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre, with two rounded arches opening onto a seascape. Date: late 19th century

Background imageCurtains Collection: Alexander Jamieson & Co Ltd, Darvel, Scotland

Alexander Jamieson & Co Ltd, Darvel, Scotland
Advert, Alexander Jamieson & Co Ltd, Muslin and Lace Curtains, Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland. 1905

Background imageCurtains Collection: Lourdes - Praying at the Grotto and the Basilica

Lourdes - Praying at the Grotto and the Basilica
Three porters at the Piscines (Baths) - Lourdes, France. These gents were employed to assist the transportation of sick and disabled pilgrims to this site of miraculous healing where water from

Background imageCurtains Collection: Fedora by Victorien Sardou - Mademoiselle Lina Munte

Fedora by Victorien Sardou - Mademoiselle Lina Munte
A card for a French production of Fedora by Victorien Sardou on 18th February, 1903 with Mademoiselle Lina Munte playing the title role of Princess Fedora

Background imageCurtains Collection: Young girl standing at a window on a Christmas card

Young girl standing at a window on a Christmas card, with a poem on the left. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCurtains Collection: Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London

Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London
Advertisement for the Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London, in a building containing a concert hall, practice rooms, offices and showroom, built in 1929 by Bechstein, the German piano manufacturers

Background imageCurtains Collection: Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1896

Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1896
Selection of household furnishings. Date: 1896

Background imageCurtains 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 imageCurtains 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 imageCurtains Collection: LYONS NIPPIE CLEARING

LYONS NIPPIE CLEARING
A Lyons Nippie clearing tables at a Lyons Corner House. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCurtains Collection: Homemade soft furnishings for a bedroom, 1954

Homemade soft furnishings for a bedroom, 1954
A bedroom with homemade pelmet, chintz curtains and a " delightful" frilled bedspread

Background imageCurtains Collection: LCC-MFB Dulwich fire station and horse steamer

LCC-MFB Dulwich fire station and horse steamer
A seven man crew from Dulwich fire station pose on the forecourt with their Merryweather steam pump. One member of a firemans family peers through the lace curtains of the accommodation at first

Background imageCurtains Collection: Interior at New College Lane, Oxford

Interior at New College Lane, Oxford
Watercolour sketch of an interior at New College Lane, Oxford, showing Reverend Baden Powell and his wife (they married in 1846), with five children

Background imageCurtains Collection: Fantasy wall hanging, circa 1900

Fantasy wall hanging, circa 1900. Wooden pelmet, velvet lambrequin, plush drapes, gourgouran curtains, silk blind and chair. Planche 21. Croisee Fantaisie

Background imageCurtains Collection: King Louis XVI-style wall hanging, circa 1900

King Louis XVI-style wall hanging, circa 1900. Gilt wood pelmet, gourgouran lambrequin and curtains, plush drapes, chair and window. Planche 18. Croisee Loius XVi

Background imageCurtains Collection: Programme for Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin showcase

Programme for Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin showcase
The cover of the programme for a Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin Gala Performance of Ballet at the Granada, Woolwich, London

Background imageCurtains Collection: A Country Cottage Hall, Springcot

A Country Cottage Hall, Springcot
An architectural illustration of a spacious Arts and Crafts hall of Springcot, a holiday house. The room has exposed beams all around, patterned curtains hand to each side of an alcove

Background imageCurtains Collection: Springcot Holiday House Hall

Springcot Holiday House Hall
An architectural illustration of a spacious Arts and Crafts hall of Springcot, a holiday house. The room has exposed beams all around, patterned curtains hand to each side of an alcove

Background imageCurtains Collection: Empress Eugenie's office, Tuileries Palace, Paris

Empress Eugenie's office, Tuileries Palace, Paris Date: circa 1850s

Background imageCurtains Collection: R. S. Hudson Limited Omo Advertisement

R. S. Hudson Limited Omo Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for R. S. Hudson Limited, promoting Omo, a bleacher, cleanser and purifier for household fabrics

Background imageCurtains Collection: Liberty Cretonnes Advertisement

Liberty Cretonnes Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Liberty & Co Ltd of London, promoting Liberty Cretonnes, for loose covers and curtains, the image shows a colourful floral pattern. Date: circa 1918

Background imageCurtains Collection: Rowley Hall Chinese Bedroom

Rowley Hall Chinese Bedroom
An illustration showing a Chinese bedroom of Rowley Hall, Staffordshire. This space is heavily themed with oriental colouring, expressed through the burnished gold background of the room

Background imageCurtains Collection: Heal's Shop Advertisement

Heal's Shop Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Heal's Shop in London, promoting hand printed linens, chintzes and cretonnes. The image shows a lady, admiring her patterned curtains

Background imageCurtains Collection: Cork, Ireland - The Jingle or Covered Car

Cork, Ireland - The Jingle or Covered Car - described as entirely peculiar to Cork in 1919. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCurtains Collection: He shut up the book

He shut up the book Date: 1925

Background imageCurtains Collection: Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832-1916). Spanish engineer

Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832-1916). Spanish engineer, playwright, politician and mathematician. Leading of the Spanish dramatist of the last quarter of the 19th century

Background imageCurtains Collection: Persia, Tehran. Palace of the British envoy. Engraving

Persia, Tehran. Palace of the British envoy. Engraving
Persia, Tehran. Palace of the British envoy. Interior courtyard. Engraving. Panorama Universal. History of Persia, 1851. Date: 2018

Background imageCurtains Collection: Aboriginal Shield Design

Aboriginal Shield Design
This design was adapted from a shield in Cairns, north Queensland, representing a section of a continuous design for borders to hanging shades, curtains, cushions etc. Date: circa 1925

Background imageCurtains Collection: North West Australia Design

North West Australia Design
An attractive design from a dancing board in north west Australia. Suitable for for a continual border decoration for curtains or mats. Date: circa 1925

Background imageCurtains Collection: An Interior

An Interior
An oil painting showing an elaborate room, furnished with long, draping curtains, a grand piano, and a floral patterned sofa, upon which a woman sits, wearing a white dress. Date: circa 1922

Background imageCurtains Collection: Advertisement for Dunlop Magna tyres. Colour illustration, with curtains unveiling Dunlop Magna tyre

Advertisement for Dunlop Magna tyres. Colour illustration, with curtains unveiling Dunlop Magna tyre. With crests of HM the King, Motor Car Manufacturers, and HRH the Prince of Wales

Background imageCurtains Collection: Two Middle Class Edwardian ladies take tea

Two Middle Class Edwardian ladies take tea in a suburban back garden and indulge in a little light gossip.. Date: 1909

Background imageCurtains Collection: The Drawing Room of a Handley Page Pullman

The Drawing Room of a Handley Page Pullman - a new luxury commercial passenger plane which began operating between London and Paris in December 1919 Date: 1919

Background imageCurtains Collection: Prince Henry removing the crown from his father's pillow

Prince Henry removing the crown from his father's pillow
Prince Henry (Henry V) removing the crown from his father's pillow (Henry IV). 1413

Background imageCurtains Collection: Tony Blair and Brenda Dean at a conference table

Tony Blair and Brenda Dean at a conference table
Tony Blair (Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, b 1953), Labour politician, Prime Minister 1997-2007. Seen here at a conference table alongside Brenda Dean (Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, b 1943)

Background imageCurtains Collection: Dr Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife

Dr Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife. Date: 1820

Background imageCurtains Collection: Delightful colour photograph of two little girls, possibly sisters, seated together

Delightful colour photograph of two little girls, possibly sisters, seated together. Date: c.1950

Background imageCurtains Collection: Woman waiting for the Saint Cloud stage coach, 1817

Woman waiting for the Saint Cloud stage coach, 1817
Woman waiting for a stage coach. The Saint-Cloud coach meeting, 1817. She wears a bonnet, a spencer jacket and walking dress with parasol

Background imageCurtains Collection: Gothic-style wall hanging, circa 1900

Gothic-style wall hanging, circa 1900. Carved wooden pelmet, velvet lambrequin, wool and silk satin curtain, damask wall hangings. Planche 7. Croisee Gothique



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