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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Joshua Smith Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller-printed cotton satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the London Patent Office

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.618-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric was manufactured by the Calico Printers' Association in 1921. The box trees and garden vistas are similar to the motifs found in pochoir print fashion plates of the period, such as those illustrating clothes by Paul Poiret. English firms bought many fabric designs from French ateliers at this time.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton satin. Trees in boxes and pots with garden vistas through trellised arches and balustrades in purple, lavender, brown, blue, cream and white.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1923 (made)

Artist/maker

Joshua Smith Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Roller-printed cotton satin

Dimensions

Length: 75 cm, Width: 47 cm

Object history note

The design is reminiscent of the background to pochoir stencils of fashion plates depicting Poiret's clothes in the 1920s by Georges Lepape and Paul Iribe.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton satin, Joshua Smith Ltd., Great Britain, 1923.

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

Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 85.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Roller printing

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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