Blue Banner

A banner with a rectangular fringed edge. The banner is blue with white and cream details.
Banner from the Eldon House collection

Country of Origin: Unknown
Year: ca. 1900
Materials: Silk, cord, and glass 

Victorians loved excessive decoration, and this banner is an example of opulence. It is meant to act as a furniture shield or wall hanging. It would cover the back side of a chair, or potentially hung on a wall. This item has a stitched back and heavy beading throughout. Botanical patterns are frequently featured in the Eldon House furniture collection.