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

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (made)

  • Date:

    1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk twill satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Warner and Sons Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of silk twill satin. The black satin ground is covered with a small repeating pattern of leaves and flowers in brown-olive silk which looks like gold in some lights. Details of the flowers are picked out in bands of purple, deep yellow, bright pinky-red and pale pink.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (made)


1875 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Silk twill satin

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 2306 [underlined] / 92104 / Yds. 1-63 ins. / Colour. Black, Olive / Design. Elstree'
On a Warner Registry label


Length: 35.25 in, Width: 62.75 in, Height: 7.5 in repeat, Width: 7 in repeat

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Elstree' in silk satin, designed by Bruce James Talbert, made by Warner and Sons, Spitalfields, 1875

Production Note

Made by Warner and Ramm.


Interiors; Textiles; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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