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Furnishing fabric - Yesso
  • Yesso
    Talbert, Bruce James, born 1838 - died 1881
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  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (made)

  • Date:

    1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Talbert, Bruce James, born 1838 - died 1881 (designer)
    Warner and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Figured satin and woven silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Warner & Sons Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of figured satin and woven silk. Woven in cream and red on a black ground are patterns inspired by Japanese designs. They are arranged in triangles which form four squares in the width of the material. There is more cream silk in some of the triangles, and red in the other triangles, forming large diamond or lozenge patterns.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (made)


1870 (made)


Talbert, Bruce James, born 1838 - died 1881 (designer)
Warner and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Figured satin and woven silk

Marks and inscriptions

'W.R &' [?]
Stamped on the back, possibly for Warner, Ramm & Sillett

'23188 [underlined] / 82147 A / Yds: 1/8 - 21" / Colour: Black, gold and red / Design: Yesso'
Warner registry label


Length: 30.75 in, Width: 21.25 in, Height: 10.25 repeat, Width: 21.25 in repeat

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Yesso' of silk and satin, designed by Bruce James Talbert, made by Warner and Sons, Spitalfields, 1870


Interiors; Textiles; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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