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Sicilian

Furnishing Fabric
1891 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin



Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
woven, heavy chenille and silk (ribbed) pocket cloth
Brief description
Furnishing fabric, woven, British, 1891, Alexander Morton & Co., "Sicilian," flower and leaf trellis
Dimensions
  • Width: 1187mm
  • Length: 1826mm
Credit line
Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds
Object history
From Courtaulds Design Library, group F4. The Courtaulds Design Library principally contained records from the Courtaulds’ factories at Halstead and Bocking, Essex, and Halifax, and the large collection that came into Courtaulds’ possession through its acquisition of Morton Sundour and Edinburgh Weavers in 1963. The library was used by designers within Courtaulds and was also available for the use of Courtaulds’ customers. Following the acquisition of Courtaulds by the international corporation Sara Lee and the subsequent change in the business it was decided that the V&A would be the most appropriate location for the collection to enable it to be appreciated and used more fully. The Library was donated to the V&A by Sara Lee Courtaulds in 2001.



Label: "MUSEUM & LIBRARY / MORTON SUNDOUR FABRICS LTD., CARLISLE / NUMBER 4106/ CASE 18 SHELF 1 / DATE AND ORIGIN OF ACQUISITION: / 1890/1900 DARVEL / DESCRIPTION:”

Label: "Des. Sicilian / PATT. No. 5 / COL No. 7 / Width 6/4 & 2yds. / 1891 / A.M.&Co."
Other numbers
  • 4106 - Morton Sundour Museum Number
  • 5/7 - design number
Collection
Accession number
T.1367-2018

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Record createdMarch 6, 2018
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