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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Lancashire (made)

  • Date:

    1906 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Steiner & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller printed cotton sateen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dramatically coloured printed cotton furnishing fabric with a design of intricately connected stems with garlands, berries and leaves was manufactured by F. Steiner & Co. in 1906. It is characteristic of the exotically hued, dynamic Art Nouveau textiles popular in continental Europe at this time.

Frederick Steiner was a chemist who came to Britain in the early 19th century and established his high quality printing firm in Lancashire. The firm remained independent when many other Lancashire firms joined the Calico Printers' Association in 1899. F. Steiner & Co. bought textile designs from leading British free-lance designers as well as from France and Belgium where the vogue for Art Nouveau patterns was stronger than in Britain.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric

Place of Origin

Lancashire (made)


1906 (made)


Steiner & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Roller printed cotton sateen

Marks and inscriptions


Length: 56 cm, Width: 76 cm

Descriptive line

Roller printed cotton sateen furnishing fabric manufactured by F. Steiner & Co., Lancashire, 1906.

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

Parry, Linda. British Textiles from 1850 to 1900 London : Victoria and Albert Museum 1993. Plate 167.
Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000








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