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Furnishing fabric - Golden Bough
  • Golden Bough
    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896
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Golden Bough

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Merton Abbey (woven)

  • Date:

    1888 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Dearle, John Henry, born 1859 - died 1932 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. A. Burgers

  • Museum number:

    T.356-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of woven silk and linen. The design is picked out in gold coloured silk on a lime-yellow linen background. With a floral and leaf design of stylised roses, tulips and bluebells within meandering branches and leaves in ogee formation. The sample is a lengthwise stripe that does not show a full repeat of the design.

Place of Origin

Merton Abbey (woven)

Date

1888 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Dearle, John Henry, born 1859 - died 1932 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and linen

Dimensions

Length: 50 in, Width: 12.5 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Golden Bough' of woven silk and linen, possibly designed by William Morris or John Henry Dearle, woven at Merton Abbey, England, 1888

Categories

Interiors; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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