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Furnishing fabric - Damas Rensee

Damas Rensee

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    United States (manufactured)

  • Date:

    before 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnson & Faulkner, Inc. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds

  • Museum number:

    T.1699-2018

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

United States (manufactured)

Date

before 1960 (made)

Artist/maker

Johnson & Faulkner, Inc. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

woven damask

Dimensions

Width: 648 mm, Length: 668 mm

Object history note

From Courtaulds Design Library, group G5. The Courtaulds Design Library principally contained records from the Courtaulds’ factories at Halstead and Bocking, Essex, and Halifax, and the large collection that came into Courtaulds’ possession through its acquisition of Morton Sundour and Edinburgh Weavers in 1963. The library was used by designers within Courtaulds and was also available for the use of Courtaulds’ customers. Following the acquisition of Courtaulds by the international corporation Sara Lee and the subsequent change in the business it was decided that the V&A would be the most appropriate location for the collection to enable it to be appreciated and used more fully. The Library was donated to the V&A by Sara Lee Courtaulds in 2001.

Museum label: "MUSEUM & LIBRARY / MORTON SUNDOUR FABRICS LTD., CARLISLE / NUMBER 6355. / CASE / SHELF / DATE AND ORIGIN OF ACQUISITION: 1959. / DESCRIPTION: U.S.A."
Label: "# 35625 / 3/4 Yd. / 50" / Damas Rensee / 12 / 6 / Johnson & Faulker, Inc. / New York"
Colourway label: 35623, 35624, 35625, 35626, 35627

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric, woven damask, American, before 1960, Johnson & Faulkner, Inc., "Damas Rensee", leaf trellis with flower-like central motif, reversible, 5 attached colourways

Categories

Textiles; Furnishing Fabric; Courtaulds textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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