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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1816 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Lowe & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J. N. Jordan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Textile of block-printed white cotton in madder colours with pencilled blue. The cotton is printed with 9.5 octagonal panels intended to be cut out and applied to patchwork quilts. Each panels contains a bunch of flowers. Around the inner border is an inscription of Princess Charlotte of Wales married to Leopold Prince of Saxe-Coburg May 2, 1816. In the borders are three Prince of Wales feathers, the Royal Arms, and a crown on each side. At the end of the textile is printed a rectangular panel containing the manufacturers name and in a corner is the name 'G. Swindels'. There is an Excise stamp with the date of 1816.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1816 (made)


John Lowe & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Block-printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'G. Swindels'
Inscribed in a corner

'JOHN LOEW & CO. / Furniture Printers / SHEPLEY HALL'
Inscribed in a corner, manufacturer


Height: 50 in, Width: 26.75 in

Descriptive line

Textile of block-printed cotton, made by John Lowe & Co., England, 1816


Royalty; Commemoration; Marriage; Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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