The Good Old Days
of Rattling Wheels and Gallant Greys
each word starting with 2 colour letter
(Stevens silk with 'T.E. Carter & Gilder, Coventry' credit)
|Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
The Good Old Days of Rattling Wheels and
cm deep by cm wide
cm high by cm wide
A very rare example of The Good Old Days subject is mounted on a very large card with the credit: "T. E. Carter, Carver and Gilder, Coventry". Here, the silk picture is the standard Stevengraph with an enlarged title in two colours - THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF RATTLING WHEELS AND GALLENT GREYS (above).
The window is slightly larger than the standard Stevens size - being 6 3/8inches long as opposed to about 5 9/10inches - and the overall size of the gilt frame is 17 inches by 10 1/2inches, resulting in the largest recorded example of a Victorian framed Stevengraph picture.
No Stevens credit or back-label occurs on these rare special Carter mounted specimens. A matching pair to this subject is listed under THE PRESENT TIME [st472 on this site.]
A normal-size version with the same long title - THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF RATTLING WHEELS AND GALLENT GREYS - in two Colours is also, but rarely, found. This version, too, was probably specially mounted by T. E. Carter, but the silk pictures are true Stevengraphs.
In the example above, the T. E. Carter, Carver and Gilder name is not visible.
This page was created on 17 December 2003
New colour image added 11 January 2018 © Peter Daws
Web site address: www.stevengraph-silks.com