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Carpet for Cadillac

Furnishing Fabric
before 1960 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin



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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
woven nylon and ramie, with cotton back
Brief Description
Furnishing fabric, woven carpet, American, before 1960, Collins & Aikman, from "Candalon Upholstery" range, "Carpet for Cadillac", plain dark blue
Dimensions
  • Width: 650mm
  • Length: 685mm
Credit line
Given by Sara Lee Courtaulds
Object history
From Courtaulds Design Library, group G5. 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.



Museum label: "MUSEUM & LIBRARY / MORTON SUNDOUR FABRICS LTD., CARLISLE / NUMBER 6391. / CASE / SHELF / DATE AND ORIGIN OF ACQUISITION: 1959. / DESCRIPTION: U.S.A."

Label: "CANDALON / UPHOLSTERY / 54" / PATTERN CARPET for Cadillac / QUALITY C-104 / COLOR Face 50% Nylon / 50% Ramie / Back Cotton / Collins & Aikman / America's Largest Weavers of Fine Upholstery Fabrics"
Other Numbers
  • 6391 - Morton Sundour Museum Number
  • C-104 - design number
Collection
Accession Number
T.1755-2018

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record createdMarch 6, 2018
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