This detail shows the Manufacture de la Savonnerie carpet, circa 1740, in the Grand Salon. Part of the set of ninety three commissioned by Louis XIV for the Grande Galerie of the Louvre, this one, the fiftieth of the series, represents the Allegory of Air with four heads representing the winds blowing into trumpets.
Templetons Factory, Bridgeton, Glasgow. James Templeton & Co was a Glasgow-based textile company that grew to become one of the leading carpet manufacturers in Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries. The firm was established in Bridgeton in 1839 by James Templeton (1802-1883). At its peak, Templeton's Bridgeton factory employed 3000 people before closing in 1979.
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Red leather gilded binding with the coat of arms of Madame de Pompadour. Her personal library contained 3,525 volumes. Madame de Pompadour, née Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson. In 1744 she caught the eye of Louis XV & became his mistress. Très cultivée et bien élevée, she left her mark on the arts, literature, theater, and the decorative arts.