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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wilford W. Jones

  • Museum number:

    T.82-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of silk damask. Apricot silk damask with a large repeating pattern of baskets with a trellis work pattern containing flowers enclosed in compartments formed of swags and tassels.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1830-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk damask

Dimensions

Length: 38.5 in maximum, Length: 98 cm maximum, Width: 29.75 in loom, Width: 75.5 cm loom, Length: 28.5 in repeat, Length: 72.5 cm repeat

Object history note

Registered File number 1984/1461.
Part of the original wall-covering of the Drawing Room at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire.
It is an unusual colour, but the pattern is well-known.
Point papers from the Warner Archive for the design are watermarked 1825 and 1825.

There is an example on a chair at Stoneleigh Abbey thought to date from about 1844.

Another example in the V&A's collection 483-1897 was woven for Bailey and Jackson, English, Spitalfields; 19th century.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of silk damask, made in England, 1830-1850

Production Note

Part of the original wall-covering of the Drawing Room at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire.

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Damask

Subjects depicted

Tassel; Swags; Trellis; Flowers; Baskets

Categories

Textiles; Wall coverings

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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