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Barron and Larcher
Elizabethan
T.74.201.b
 

Over the years they were to provide materials for a number of the Duke's properties, including doing up his Estate offices in Davies Street for his daughter's coming out dance and refurbishing his French hunting lodge in Mimizan near Bordeaux. For the London ball Barron recalled: 'We printed black and white curtains in the Elizabethan design for three enormous windows, with broad buffy braid and red cording all down them…and two or three dozen enormous cushions of exquisite Chinese silk dyed with madder with red and white fringes - they looked really lovely. The idea was that all the dancers would sit on the floor. I don't know whether they did for though I was invited to the dance I was much too tired to go'.{12} (No. 1)

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