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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block-printed fustian of linen and cotton, woven and plaited

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Antique Textile Company

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of block-printed fustian. With a linen warp and a cotton weft and block-printed with part of a large floral pattern of roses between vertical meandering stripes. The fragment still has its original striped linen braid to which are sewn rings which may also be original. The repeat of the pattern is incomplete in both length and width.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1750-1775 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Block-printed fustian of linen and cotton, woven and plaited


Height: 6.5 in, Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 30.5 in, Width: 77.5 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/2325. The style of the floral pattern is derived from woven patterns of the 1760s.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of block-printed fustian, made in France, 1750-1775


Fustian; Cotton yarn; Linen


Block printed; Plaited; Woven

Subjects depicted

Striped; Floral patterns




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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