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Furnishing Fabric

1906 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Roller printed cotton sateen
Brief Description
Roller printed cotton sateen furnishing fabric manufactured by F. Steiner & Co., Lancashire, 1906.
Physical Description
Furnishing fabric
Dimensions
  • Length: 56cm
  • Width: 76cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Credit line
Given by the manufacturer
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
T.182-1957

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record createdJanuary 27, 2004
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