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Furnishing fabric - Thurlby

Thurlby

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    United States (manufactured)

  • Date:

    before 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven cotton and nylon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds

  • Museum number:

    T.1805-2018

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

United States (manufactured)

Date

before 1960 (made)

Artist/maker

Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

woven cotton and nylon

Dimensions

Width: 700 mm, Length: 625 mm

Object history note

From Courtaulds Design Library, group H5. 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 6065. / CASE / SHELF / DATE AND ORIGIN OF ACQUISITION: 1959 / DESCRIPTION: MIS. THURLBY."
Label: "THURLBY / 412085 / COTTON & NYLON / WIDTH 54" / SIZE 3/8 / SAMPLE / M.S. CO., INC."
Colourway label: "No. 412075 / Width 54"/ Morton Sundour Co., Inc / 40 East 53rd Street”
Colourway label: "No. 412012 / Width 54"/ Morton Sundour Co., Inc / 40 East 53rd Street”
Colourway label: "No. 412003 / Width 54"/ Morton Sundour Co., Inc / 40 East 53rd Street”
Colourway label: "No. 412072 / Width 54"/ Morton Sundour Co., Inc / 40 East 53rd Street”
Swatch label: "No. 412042 / Width 54"/ COLOR ONLY / Morton Sundour Co., Inc / 40 East 53rd Street”
Swatch label: "No. 412043 / Width 54"/ COLOR ONLY / Morton Sundour Co., Inc / 40 East 53rd Street”

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric, woven, American, before 1960, Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd., "Thurlby", plain grey-blue, with four attached colourways, with two attached swatches of a different fabric

Categories

Textiles; Furnishing Fabric; Courtaulds textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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