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Background imageDecorative Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle of Hastings. Detail of the battle between the soldiers of William I of England and the Anglo-Saxons. Romanesque art. Decorative Arts; Tapestry. FRANCE

Background imageDecorative Collection: Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121

Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Twickenham, Richmond, Middlesex. Hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper

Background imageDecorative Collection: Chinoiserie wallpaper J050124

Chinoiserie wallpaper J050124
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Richmond. Hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper

Background imageDecorative Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings (1066). Detail. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageDecorative Collection: Antique map of Tasmania

Antique map of Tasmania

Background imageDecorative Collection: Durham Cathedral OP04503

Durham Cathedral OP04503
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, Durham. Interior view of Durham Cathedral from the north-east showing decorated piers in the nave and crossing. Photographed by John Gay during the 1960s

Background imageDecorative Collection: St Pancras Old Church AA062364

St Pancras Old Church AA062364
ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, Camden Town, London. A view through the wrought iron gateway leading into St Pancras Gardens. Photograph by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imageDecorative Collection: Kings College Chapel a98_04190

Kings College Chapel a98_04190
KINGs COLLEGE CHAPEL, Cambridge, Interior view. The organ is dominant, standing on the screen which divides the chapel and ante-chapel

Background imageDecorative Collection: Fundacion Cesar Manrique

Fundacion Cesar Manrique, near Tahiche, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi cathedral, Barcelona, Catalonia (Cataluna) (Catalunya), Spain, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: 1794, Delisle Map of Southern Ancient Greece, Greeks Isles, and Crete, topography

1794, Delisle Map of Southern Ancient Greece, Greeks Isles, and Crete, topography
1794, Delisle Map of Southern Ancient Greece, Greeks Isles, and Crete

Background imageDecorative Collection: Sagrada Familia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Sagrada Familia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building

The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageDecorative Collection: John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435

John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Manchester. Interior view. A staircase in the John Rylands Library in the University of Manchester. It was endowed in memory of John Rylands, a textile manufacturer

Background imageDecorative Collection: The Royal Exchange, City of London a065448

The Royal Exchange, City of London a065448
ROYAL EXCHANGE, City of London. An interior view of the elaborate vaulted and domed cast iron and glass roof and pedimented Ionic first floor windows of the Royal Exchange. Photographed by John Gay

Background imageDecorative Collection: Ballet / Firebird 1914

Ballet / Firebird 1914
An elaborately dressed woman with a firebird on her hand: a design influenced by the recent Diaghilev ballet, with music by Stravinsky

Background imageDecorative Collection: 1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town, topography

1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town, topography
1768, James Craig Map of New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, First Plan of New Town

Background imageDecorative Collection: Interior of Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, Europe

Interior of Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: Brandenburg gate at Christmas time, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg gate at Christmas time, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: Victorian drawing room BL11105

Victorian drawing room BL11105
Terceira House, Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool. Victorian interior showing the drawing room. Potted ferns occupy the fireplace and there is a portrait of Queen Victoria on the wall

Background imageDecorative Collection: Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031

Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. Interior view. The Drawing Room. Some items shown maybe on loan from the Royal Collection

Background imageDecorative Collection: Buddhist stupa known as Boudha at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddhist stupa known as Boudha at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Taken at Lhosar, the Tibetan new year, hence the abundance of new prayer flags

Background imageDecorative Collection: The famous painting on the ceiling of the winged heads of 80 Ethiopian cherubs

The famous painting on the ceiling of the winged heads of 80 Ethiopian cherubs, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gonder, Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageDecorative Collection: Kenwood House J890389

Kenwood House J890389
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. Interior detail of the balustrade on the Great Stairs, 1989

Background imageDecorative Collection: Crossness Pumping Station DP183400

Crossness Pumping Station DP183400
Crossness Sewage Treatment Works, Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way, Erith Marshes, Bexley, Greater London. Interior view of the pumping station

Background imageDecorative Collection: 1886, Telescopic View and Map of the Moon, topography, cartography, geography, land

1886, Telescopic View and Map of the Moon, topography, cartography, geography, land
1886, Telescopic View and Map of the Moon

Background imageDecorative Collection: North America, Mexico, Teotihuacan, souvenir blanket with colorful Aztec calendar design

North America, Mexico, Teotihuacan, souvenir blanket with colorful Aztec calendar design

Background imageDecorative Collection: Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Poem by M. Nightingale about the robin, featuring a lovely decoration by Gladys M. Rees. Date: 1939

Background imageDecorative Collection: The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building

The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageDecorative Collection: Gaudi architecture

Gaudi architecture, Parc Guell, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalunya (Catalonia) (Cataluna), Spain, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: Stained glass windows, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Stained glass windows, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageDecorative Collection: Traditional hand painted colourful didgeridoos, Australia

Traditional hand painted colourful didgeridoos, Australia

Background imageDecorative Collection: The Cartier shop on Old Bond Street illuminated at night, London

The Cartier shop on Old Bond Street illuminated at night, London

Background imageDecorative Collection: Ancient fresco, Sigiriya, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ancient fresco, Sigiriya, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageDecorative Collection: Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain

Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain
Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Granada, Spain. These carvings are in the Hall of the two Sisters. Alhambra is a walled city and fortress

Background imageDecorative Collection: HMS Ophir BL16520_030

HMS Ophir BL16520_030
SS OPHIR. Interior of the Saloon from the Gallery. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1901 for Anderson Anderson & Co. From 1891 the liner was owned by the Orient Steamship Company

Background imageDecorative Collection: Hardwick Old Hall J980043

Hardwick Old Hall J980043
HARDWICK OLD HALL, Derbyshire. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Urmston. Bess of Hardwick entertaining in the Great Chamber c1590

Background imageDecorative Collection: Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageDecorative Collection: Gypsies and their caravans

Gypsies and their caravans Date: 1910s

Background imageDecorative Collection: A skylark soars above the trees

A skylark soars above the trees 2011

Background imageDecorative Collection: An Oriental Beauty J920144

An Oriental Beauty J920144
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Richmond-Upon-Thames. " An Oriental Beauty" Enamel on silvered glass. Chinese circa 1760. Referred to as Ch ien-lung (Qianlong) era after the Ching (Qing)

Background imageDecorative Collection: Shiva Mandir temple, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka state, India, Asia

Shiva Mandir temple, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka state, India, Asia

Background imageDecorative Collection: Tibetan Buddhist wheel of life rock sculpture at Dazu Rock Carvings, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tibetan Buddhist wheel of life rock sculpture at Dazu Rock Carvings, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chongqing Municipality, Fujian Province, China, Asia

Background imageDecorative Collection: Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259

Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259
CHISWICK HOUSE, London. Interior. View of the ceiling in the Red Velvet Room. The ceiling is inset with painted panels attributed to William Kent

Background imageDecorative Collection: RMS Aquitania BL26730_002

RMS Aquitania BL26730_002
RMS AQUITANIA. Interior view towards the fireplace in the Palladium Lounge. The Aquitania was launched in 1913 as the third of the Cunard Line express ocean liners (after the Mauretania and Lusitania)

Background imageDecorative Collection: National Liberal Club BL08415

National Liberal Club BL08415
NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London. Interior of the Reading Room, December 1887. Images taken in December 1887

Background imageDecorative Collection: Hardwick Old Hall N060143

Hardwick Old Hall N060143
HARDWICK OLD HALL, Derbyshire. Reconstruction drawing by Liam Wales of the Best Bedchamber on the 3rd floor in 1601

Background imageDecorative Collection: Luxury, or the Comforts of a Rum p ford. After an etching by Charles Williams dated circa 1801

Luxury, or the Comforts of a Rum p ford. After an etching by Charles Williams dated circa 1801. The picture is a satire on an advertisement for Rumford stoves




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Step into a world of decorative wonders. From the intricate Chinoiserie wallpapers (J050121, J050124) that transport you to an exotic realm, to the historic Bayeux Tapestry (1066-1077) depicting scenes of epic battles. Marvel at the Antique map of Tasmania, a glimpse into the exploration and discovery of unknown lands. In Barcelona, be awestruck by the architectural masterpiece that is La Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its soaring spires and intricate details will leave you in awe. And speaking of the Bayeux Tapestry (1066-1077), witness history come alive as it showcases the Battle of Hastings with vivid storytelling. Discover tranquility at St Pancras Old Church (AA062364), where time seems to stand still amidst its serene surroundings. Pay tribute to John Lennon at The Imagine Mosaic memorial near his former residence, the Dakota Building. Travel back in time with James Craig's 1768 Map of New Town, Edinburgh - an invaluable piece showcasing Scotland's rich history and topography. Immerse yourself in art and culture at Fundacion Cesar Manrique - a testament to creativity and innovation. Lastly, let Kings College Chapel (a98_04190) take your breath away with its grandeur and timeless beauty. Each hint tells a story; each decoration adds character to our world. Embrace these decorative treasures that enrich our lives.