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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (made)

  • Date:

    1921 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    F.W. Grafton & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Institute of Industrial Arts

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric was manufactured by F. W. Grafton & Co. in 1921. Designs featuring grids and trellises in vivid colours such as purple, yellow and green were popular during this period. English firms bought many fabric designs from French ateliers at this time.

Physical description

Large bunches of purple, blue, yellow and dark green flowers, leaves and grapes with a trellis shaped grid in the background with yellow fruits growing through it.

Place of Origin

Manchester (made)


1921 (made)


F.W. Grafton & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Roller printed cotton


Length: 112 cm, Width: 86.5 cm

Descriptive line

Roller printed cotton, British, 1921.

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

Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 83.
Mendes, Valerie. The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: British Textiles from 1900 to 1937. London : Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. Plate 31.




Roller printing


Household objects


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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