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Sample - Gothic


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
    Alexander Morton & Co. (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jacquard-woven wool and cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. W. F. Morton, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Charles Voysey was one of the most original and influential architects and designers of all forms of decorative art working at the end of the 19th century. In 1882 he set up his own architecture practice and from the late 1880s started to design repeating patterns for wallpaper, woven and printed textiles and carpets.

Voysey's most interesting designs date from this time and show the influence of William Morris's principles of pattern design and use of plant forms and animals as standard motifs. Voysey's textiles are dominated by flowing patterns incorporating birds, deer, hearts, flowers and trees in silhouette. He sold his work to manufacturers such as G. P. & J. Baker, Thomas Wardle and Alexander Morton, and many of his designs were sold through Liberty in London. Voysey's work was well known in continental Europe, and though popular with French Art Nouveau designers, his influence was felt more dramatically by the founders of the Modern movement.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric colour sample of Jacquard-woven wool and cotton. Bound with brown woollen braid.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1900 (designed)


C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
Alexander Morton & Co. (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Jacquard-woven wool and cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'Des.Gothic. Patt.No. 444 Colour no. Sheet Width A.M. & CO.'
Printed on a label

'H.de VRIES 38 Rue de la Tour d'Auvergne PARIS' [in an oval stamp]
On the back of the label


Length: 95.5 cm, Width: 33.5 cm, Length: 37.5 in, Width: 13 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Gothic' colour sample of Jacquard-woven wool and cotton, designed by C. F. A. Voysey for Alexander Morton & Co., Great Britain, ca. 1900


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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