Painted Sketches/Drawings

Scope and Content

Portfolios, folders and volumes of drawn and painted carpet and rug designs stored separately to those in the plan chests. They are largely undated and include Axminster, Wilton, rugs, damask, floral and Persian designs. They demonstrate the intended colours and often show how a design was created especially when sketches are only partly completed.

Related Material

STOD/DES/142-STOD/DES/94 - loose designs previously stored in plan chests