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Cushion cover

Cushion cover

  • Place of origin:

    Leek (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wardle, Thomas, born 1831 - died 1909 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block-printed cotton velvet lined and edged with ribbed cotton

  • Museum number:

    T.269B-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular cushion cover of block printed cotton velvet. The design shows an Indian pattern of roundels of two palmette type stylised plants, alternately repeated vertically and horizontally. Each motif is surrounded by a curving leafy stem and there are flower buds at the intersections of the roundels. The pattern is printed in shades of green and orange with dark brown outlines on a mid orange/brown ground.

The blocks for this textile were cut for a wider cloth than this as the pattern continues over both selvedges.

The cover is lined and edged with an orange/brown ribbed cotton and have hand sewn button holes and three gilt metal button fastenings. It has a gathered and ruched roulé edging.

Place of Origin

Leek (made)

Date

ca. 1885 (made)

Artist/maker

Wardle, Thomas, born 1831 - died 1909 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Block-printed cotton velvet lined and edged with ribbed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 18.5 in, Width: 28 in, Length: 47 cm, Width: 71 cm

Descriptive line

Cushion cover of printed cotton velvet, designed by Thomas Wardle, Leek, England, ca. 1885.

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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