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Furnishing fabric
  • Furnishing fabric
    Macleish, Minnie, born 1876 - died 1956
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Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Macleish, Minnie, born 1876 - died 1956 (designer)
    William Foxton Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Minnie McLeish

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Minnie McLeish designed this furnishing fabric. She was well known for her brightly coloured patterns. As a freelance textile designer, she worked for a number of firms, including W. Foxton Ltd. The company produced some of the most interesting artist-designed textiles of the 1920s, including this piece.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton. The abstracts pattern includes a design of flowers.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1929 (made)


Macleish, Minnie, born 1876 - died 1956 (designer)
William Foxton Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Roller-printed cotton


Length: 99 cm, Width: 76.1 cm, Width: 30.5 in, Length: 39 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cretonne, designed by Minnie McLeish for William Foxton Ltd, London, 1929




Roller printing

Subjects depicted

Stylized birds; Flowers


Textiles; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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