The House
September 1902

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Embroidery mounted in miniature frames by Mr. J W Morris

Published September 1902

Decorative embroidery in a miniature frame

A beautiful embroidered screen for a miniature frame
image Screen for Miniature, by Mr. J.W. Morris

Mr. Morris, whose name we have mentioned several times in recent issues, has lately been introducing some very fine designs in screens. He has also paid particular attention to miniatures and ladies’ own fancy work. We give a little sketch of embroidery mounted in one of his miniature frames. The work is carried out in carved gilt wood which forms a frame for the embroidery, which is mounted under glass.

The miniature is suspended in the centre. It is often, very difficult to determine how to mount a miniature tastefully without putting it in an ordinary frame or pole screen. The little standard screen, as shown, makes a charming ornament for the table. Mr. Morris is also making some very pretty brackets in the Adams style, and carved gilt pedestals in the old Louis XV. and XVI. styles have been a speciality with him some time.

Mr. Morris’s business has developed very largely during the last two years, for, being a designer and artist, his customers are nowappreciating his taste and are now entrusting to him some very fine and decorative work. He has again been assisting this season in the cause of charity, and entirely arranged the cafe chantant at the Coronation bazaar for Lady Decies, which was a great success, and it is gratifying to learn that the committee of management to the hospital have made Mr Morris a Life Governor of the hospital as a recognition of the services he rendered. Mr. Morris also presented one of his unique screens to the Countess of Scarborough for her bazaar at Skegness, which realised a handsome price.

Mr. Morris is bringing forward many novelties, and his showrooms, 17 Berners Street, are well worth a visit.


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