Peacock and Dragon: A Pair of Hand-Loom Jacquard-Woven Woollen Twill Door Curtains, by Morris & Co., designed by William Morris, woven in blue, green and orange, 72cm wide, 210cm long; and A Quantity of Other Morris & Co., Curtains, various fabrics, patterns Anemone, Dove and Rose, Apple and Flower Garden, and sizes (qty) See illustrations
Made for Rounton Grange, Northallerton, North Yorkshire. A house designed by Philip Webb in 1872 and built between 1872 and 1876.
Philip Webb was responsible for introducing Morris & Co.'s work to the Bell family. Isaac Lowthian Bell, the northern iron master and chemist, first employed him in 1868 for alterations to Washington Hall, County Durham, and Webb was subsequently commissioned to build his second home, Rounton Grange, as well as Red Barns in Redcar for Bell's son, Hugh and Smeaton Manor for his daughter Ada Godman.
A large carpet was designed for the house, ceilings were painted and the walls of most rooms (which were filled with Morris furniture) were either wallpapered or covered in fabric.