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The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], The White-House at Washington — an interesting description. (search)
gow, Scotland, upon the only loom existing in the world capable of weaving one so large. Mr. W. H. Carryl, of Philadelphia, went to Europe, and, after examining various patterns in different cities; including Paris and London, proceeded to Glasgow and designed this.--His mission was a success. The next attractive features among the ornamental in the East Room, are the curtains and drapery at the eight windows. The inner curtains are of the richest white needle-wrought lace, made in Switzerland. Over these, and suspended from massive gold gilt cornices, are French crimson brocatelle, trimmed with heavy gold fringe and tassel work. The embrace, or curtain pin, at the side of each window, is of solid brass and covered in gold gilt. The design is a commingling of banners, arrows, swords, an anchor, chain, &c., interwoven behind the American shield, upon the front of which is a raised figure of an eagle. Opposite the great east window of the room is the door leading to the prome