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    Failed to understand "a rose medallion against a field of cream"

    It sounds as if the cream has been toppled to smear the rug and the medallion has dropped to the rug too?


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    Across a Chinese dragon rug with a rose medallion against a field of cream stood a walnut bookcase. Tomes straight from a medical school's syllabi lined two ...

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    Re: Failed to understand "a rose medallion against a field of cream"

    Across a Chinese dragon rug with a rose medallion against a field of cream..

    On a textile or carpet, a medallion is a round or oval-shaped design. In this case it's in the form of a rose. A "field of cream" means that the background colour of the carpet is cream.


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    Re: Failed to understand "a rose medallion against a field of cream"

    "Cream" would be an off-white color.

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    Re: Failed to understand "a rose medallion against a field of cream"

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Across a Chinese dragon rug with a rose medallion against a field of cream..

    On a textile or carpet, a medallion is a round or oval-shaped design. In this case it's in the form of a rose. A "field of cream" means that the background colour of the carpet is cream.


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    The Chinese dragon is also against the cream background?

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    Re: Failed to understand "a rose medallion against a field of cream"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    The Chinese dragon is also against the cream background?
    It's likely that one or more dragons will be the dominant feature of the design on the rug, but it's impossible to be sure from this brief description if the dragon(s) are also against the cream background.

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