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Furnishing fabric
  • Furnishing fabric
    McLeish, Minnie, born 1876 - died 1957
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Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McLeish, Minnie, born 1876 - died 1957 (designer)
    Foxton, William (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Institute of Industrial Arts

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This furnishing fabric was designed by Minnie McLeish for William Foxton in 1928. The boldly coloured flowers show the influence of Cubism.

The firm of William Foxton Ltd., founded in 1903, produced some of the most innovative artist-designed textiles of the 1920s. It commissioned artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Claude Lovat Fraser, F. Gregory Brown and Minnie McLeish. In 1915 William Foxton helped to found the Design and Industries Association. The aim was to improve the standard of British industrial design by exhibiting new designs and communicating information about them to those working in the field.

Physical description

Cubist flower motif in pink, blue, grey, green and neutral shades. The same design but a different colourway to CIRC.628-1956 and CIRC.622-1964.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1928 (made)


McLeish, Minnie, born 1876 - died 1957 (designer)
Foxton, William (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Roller printed cotton


Length: 206 cm, Width: 79 cm

Descriptive line

Roller printed cotton, British, 1928.

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

Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 95.




Roller printing


Household objects


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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