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Furnishing fabric
  • Furnishing fabric
    Walton, George, born 1867 - died 1933
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Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Glasgow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Walton, George, born 1867 - died 1933 (designer)
    Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk and linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs George Walton

  • Museum number:

    T.64-1946

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

George Walton (1867–1933) was an architect and designer, who had no formal architectural training. He left school early, became a bank clerk and attended evening classes at Glasgow School of Art, and in 1888 started his own interior decoration and design firm, George Walton & Co. He was much admired in mainland Europe, promoted alongside Baillie Scott and C.R. Mackintosh. Most of Walton’s textile designs have special relevance to the interiors he designed and were used, like the stencilled linen seen here, as wall hangings. This example was used in Elm Bank House, a house that Walton decorated for Sidney Leetham on the Mount leading to Knavesmire in York.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of silk and linen; the design is of vertical curving stems bearing roses and other conventional flowers interspersed with rows of rose leaves and falling rose petals. The patterns are well-spaced and repeated twice in each width. The ground is cream linen, the flowers and leaves in red, blue, mauve, beige, grey and green silk. The fabric is fastened to a long wooden stick.

Place of Origin

Glasgow (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Walton, George, born 1867 - died 1933 (designer)
Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silk and linen

Dimensions

Length: 131.5 cm, Width: 134 cm

Object history note

Used in Elm Bank House, a house that Walton decorated for Sidney Leetham on the Mount leading to Knavesmire in York.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of silk and linen, designed by George Walton. Glasgow. ca.1900

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sparrow, W. Shaw, ed., 'The British Home of Today' (1904)
Karen Moon, 'George Walton, Designer & Architect' (1993)

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Scotland

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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