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1824 (made)
Place of origin

Border of block-printed cotton. The pattern includes a design of chintz.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Block-printed cotton
Brief description
Border of block-printed cotton, England, 1824
Physical description
Border of block-printed cotton. The pattern includes a design of chintz.
  • Width: 12in
  • Length: 34.75in
Credit line
Given by Mrs Jason Westerfield
Object history
Block printed at Bannister Hall, near Preston, Lancashire. Established around 1798, Bannister Hall was the leading printworks for woodblock furniture chintzes and set the fashion for other factories. Printing was carried out for London and Manchester merchants, who commissioned designs from skilled artists and sent them to be printed. Between 1825 and 1856 the firm was known as Charles Swainson & Company.
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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