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The Luttrell Table Carpet

Wool, silk and metal thread tapestry, 'The Luttrell Table Carpet', about 151480

Wool, silk and metal thread tapestry, 'The Luttrell Table Carpet', about 151480

Tapestry or The Luttrell Table Carpet woven with wool, silk and metal threads and wool warps. Three large armorials with Sir Andrew Luttrell of Dunster, Devon, impaled with his wife Margaret, the daughter of Sir Thomas Wyndham of Felbrigg, Norfolk, with a swan crest in the centre, Sir Andrew's parents Sir Hugh Luttrell and Margaret Hill on the left, and his grandparents Sir James Luttrell and Elizabeth Courtenay on the right, each surrounded by different floral wreaths, against a knotwork design with quartrefoils centred upon either a Tudor rose or honeysuckle intersected by marguerite daisies on a black ground. Border of flowers with smaller armorial shields of family connections on a red ground rotated to hang vertical over the sides of table.

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