Friday, 11 October 2013
The answer to that plea is to be found here, in part - quite literally. Judging from some of the items in the Waddeson Rothschild collection, we can see how panels on precious dalmatics with their irresistible geometry could be re-envisioned as a seat cover. And, below, how sections of an orphrey made panels for a chair. Sadly, repositioned in this space of heavy use, their lifetime would have been rendered so much shorter than their habitual use. But the fact that these items have survived, gives me great hope that there are many more out there - perhaps you know of some?
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00