Reproducing an historic carpet from an existing document or fragment

i was contacted by the curatorial staff of the North Carolina State Capitol; the existing carpet in both the House and Senate chambers was in tatters and a trip-hazard, and thus in desperate need of replacement. I flew down to Raleigh, inspected the carpets and measured the rooms. It's a massive job, requiring 1,200 lineal yards of goods. I directed the persons charged with acquiring the carpet to an English mill that specializes in high-grade Axminster carpet, and they created artwork and samples for the committee in North Carolina. By purchasing directly through the suppliers and without a middleman, the state saved thousands of dollars. The goods are currently in the United States, and being cut and sewn in preparation for installation, which will be an incredibly intricate task that requires working around the many elevated platforms.

Reproducing an historic carpet from:

Existing Document
Original Point Paper

Notable Projects

This is a partial list of projects on which Dan Cooper has consulted for historic carpet pattern selection, grade specification and installation:

    north carolina capitol
    Raleigh, NC

    iowa capitol building
    Des Moines, IA

    massachusetts state house
    Boston, MA

    virginia capitol building
    Richmond, VA

    terrace hill, iowa governor's mansion
    Des Moines, IA

    old governor's mansion
    Milledgeville, GA

    owen thomas house
    Savannah, GA

    t.r.r. cobb house
    Athens, GA

    fauntleroy house
    New Harmony, IN

    hunter dawson state historic site
    New Madrid, MO

    hickory hill museum
    Thomson, GA

    thomas edison laboratory, national historic site
    West Orange, NJ

    historic madison
    Madison, IN

    unitarian universalist church
    Gloucester, MA

    granger homestead, granger homestead museum
    Canandaigua, NY

    hedge house, plymouth antiquarian society
    Plymouth, MA

    king caesar house, duxbury rural & historical society
    Duxbury, MA

    phelps-hatheway house, connecticut landmarks
    Suffield, CT

    peirce nichols house, peabody essex museum (pem)
    Salem, MA

    bowen house, historic new england/spnea
    Woodstock, CT

    my old kentucky home, kentucky state parks
    Bardstown, KY

    Lexington, KY

    wheatland, president james buchanan foundation
    Lancaster, PA

    wills house, gettysburg nhs, national park service
    Gettysburg, PA

    kelton house museum, junior league of columbus
    Columbus, Ohio

    tower grove, missouri botanical garden
    St. Louis, MO

    glenview, hudson river museum
    Yonkers, NY (parlor)

    international tennis hall of fame (newport casino)
    Newport, RI

    mark twain house, mark twain house and museum
    Hartford, CT

    mohonk mountain house
    New Paltz, NY

    olana state historic site, new york parks & recreation dept.
    Hudson, NY

    wyandotte historical society
    Wyandotte, MI

    florence griswold house, florence griswold museum
    Old Lyme, CT

    bayou bend, museum of fine arts
    Houston, TX

    tempe historical society
    Tempe, AZ

    new bedford whaling museum, visitors center
    New Bedford, MA

    isabella stewart gardner museum
    Boston, MA

    maine maritime museum
    Bath, ME

    brown university
    Providence, RI

    duxbury rural & historical society
    Duxbury, MA

    ross bay villa
    Vancouver, Canada

    private residences
    throughout the United States

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