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Furnishing fabric - Kimberley


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1902 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Napper, Harry, born 1860 - died 1930 (designer)
    The Silver Studio (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jacquard woven cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Mary Peerless

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This woven cotton furnishing fabric was designed by Harry Napper in about 1902. Napper worked for the Silver Studio design firm from 1893, and left in 1898 to work on a freelance basis. He produced a range of successful stylised floral patterns, which clearly showed the influence of European Art Nouveau design. This example is very typical, and uses a fashionable poppy motif. It was sold at the London department store Liberty & Co, which retailed many fabrics designed by Napper and the Silver Studio.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of Jacquard woven cotton. With an Art Nouveau design featuring stylised poppies.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1902 (made)


Napper, Harry, born 1860 - died 1930 (designer)
The Silver Studio (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Jacquard woven cotton


Width: 15.5 in, Length: 26.5 in

Object history note

Jacquard woven furnishing cotton; designed by the Silver Studio (design no.12136), by Harry Napper (1860-1940).

Compare the stylised poppies of this Art Nouveau design with the more realistic ones shown on the wallpaper panel nearby.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Kimberley' of Jacquard woven cotton, designed by Harry Napper for The Silver Studio, England, ca. 1902.

Production Note

Design no. 12136

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Poppies; Flowers


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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