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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Dartford (made)

  • Date:

    1911 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Newman, Smith & Newman Ltd (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Manchester Design Registry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This printed cotton furnishing fabric was produced by the Kent firm of Newman, Smith & Newman in 1911. In the years immediately preceding World War I the company produced a series of block-printed cottons such as this example, where semi-naturalistic clusters of flowers and leaves were packed tightly together in ground-concealing repeats.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton. With a repeating pattern of leaves and flowers.

Place of Origin

Dartford (made)


1911 (made)


Newman, Smith & Newman Ltd (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Roller-printed cotton


Length: 55.9 cm, Width: 35.6 cm, Width: 14 in, Length: 22 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton, made by Newman, Smith & Newman Ltd., Dartford, 1911





Subjects depicted

Leaves; Flowers


Textiles; Interiors

Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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