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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895-1898 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander Morton & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk cotton and chenille, woven

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Lise Osvald

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing sample of silk cotton and chenille double cloth. Includes one selvedge of woven double cloth. With a design of a repeating motif of a sprig of three rose-like flowers with linear stems and two flower buds. The stems, buds and flowers are picked out in fawn coloured chenille on a cerise silk ground. Large areas of the background are in uninterrupted silk fabric making an unstable material which has gathered and creased in places.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1895-1898 (made)


Alexander Morton & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk cotton and chenille, woven


Length: 13.5 in, Length: 34.2 cm, Width: 15.25 in, Width: 38.8 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1983/2185.
The flowerheads are worked in a style now associated with the Glasgow School of Art and the students and designers working there at the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, although the designer of this pattern is not known. The fabric was used by the Danish architect Martin Nyrop in the interior decoration of the Copenhagen Town Hall built by him between 1898 and 1905. It was sent to the museum for identification and gifted by Miss Osvald, a student researching aspects of the building.

Descriptive line

Furnishing sample of silk cotton and chenille double cloth, made by Alexander Morton & Co., Great Britain, ca. 1895-1898

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Osvalt, Lise. 'Radhus-arkitektens broderier og øvrige tekstiler' In VIRKSOMHED 1969-1982: Det danske Kunstindustrimuseum, København. 1985


Silk (textile); Cotton (textile); Chenille



Subjects depicted

Stem; Flowers




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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