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Post modern textile designed by
George Cambell for David Whitehead
Warp faced cotton .
This design was part of
"The Living Art Collection" 1967
Measurements: 58 ins x 48 ins or 148 cm's x 122 cm's
Similar piece in David Whitehead collection.
 
England
 
     
     
 
Printed cotton entitled Planation
Designed by Lucienne Day
For Heals 1959.
Measurement: 48 x 60 ins or 123cm's x 155cm's
Published in Robin and Lucienne Day by Lesley Jackson . Page 102.
 
England
 
     
 
Cotton and Rayon mix
Design attributed to Duncan Grant for Alan Walton.
Alan Walton was very interested in reflective effects and textiles that played with the light.
Without concrete evidence we can not be 100 % sure of this attribution, another possibility is Ashley Havinden for Campbell fabrics.
English. 1930 s
Measurement: 116 cm's x 110 cm's
 
England
 
     
 
Gallenga 1
Gallenga 2
Gallenga 3
Gallenga 4
Gallenga 5
Linen Table cloth with 12 napkins.
Embroidered with two grades of silver and silk on light linen.
The drawing in the textile is truly delightful
and pulsates with whimsy and activity.

The various animals are playful and full of character,
creating humorous scenes and intriguing patterns.

The embroidery consists of a repetitive border of small animals and insects and a central symmetrical scene.

Designed by Maria M. Gallenga for her shop in Rue Miromesnil, Paris.
Circa 1928
106 x 66 inches, 2.69 x 1.86 m
 
French
 
     
     
 
Henry Moore .
Silk Artist square entitled Family Group.
0riganal designs 1944.
First Printed by Ascher 1945.
Exhibited: at the Britain Can Make it in 1946 .
Lefevre Gallery .1947.
Measurements: 36 inch square or 92 cm's square
 
English
 
     
 
Gallenga 1
Gallenga 2
Gallenga 3
24. Linen Table cloth with six napkins.
On light cream linen.
The drawing in the textile is truly delightful and pulsates
with whimsy and activity.
The various animals are playful and full of character,
creating humorous scenes and intriguing patterns.
The embroidery consists of a repetitive border of small animals and insects and a central symmetrical scene.
Designed by Maria M. Gallenga for her shop in Rue Miromesnil, Paris.
Circa 1928
106 x 66 inches - 2.69 m x 1.86 m

 
Italy
 
     
 
A printed linen panel entitled 'Maud',
Attributed to Roger Fry.
Manufactured by Besselievre at Maromme Rouen,
For Omega workshops,
('Omega' printed on selvedge)
1913
32 x 36 inches - 81 x 90 cm's.
 
English
 
     
 
Silk screen printed on Irish linen
Late 1960's early 1970s After Patrick Caulfield
Measurement : 120cm 's by 140 cm's
 
England
 
     
 
Painter's Smock
Fine Linen, embellished with cotton embroidery, depicting the yin/yang symbol of balance and harmony.
This smock is a rare find and an indication of Asian philosophical links that existed with European artists.
English, circa 1920.
 
England
 
     
 
Woven wool and cotton mix.
Designed by Cecil H Judge.
1936 designed name Roadhouse. published page 163 British Textile Designers Today H.G. Hayes Marshall Published by F. Lewis Ltd. Leigh on Sea 1939 Measurements: 58inches by 80inches
 
English
 
     
 
A modernist stainless steel chair circa 1924.
Covered in original Barron and Larcher block printed cotton indigo.
For further information: LINK
 
English
 
     
 
Acrylic on Linen.
Jacob Kramer circa 1926.
Similar work . The Three Graces
Measurements:237cm's x 163cms
 
English
 
 
Eleusis Embroidered wool picture.
Made in Oxford 1927
By American Marian Stoll.
Published in The Studio September 1927
Provenance : V.M. Allom, contempory of W.H.Auden (poet)
at Oxford
Measurements: 45 cms x 38 cms
 
England/American Artist
 
     
 
Paul Nash Block printed on fine Linen.
Designed by Paul Nash, printed by Footprints England,
circa 1925
Measurements: 92 cms x 55 cm
 
English
 
     
 
Hand screen printed cotton.Circa 1920 by Dorothy Martin.(mentor of Enid Marx)

Block printed and hand finished cotton, English, circa mi1920's

In the 20's these lively childlike designs were very popular. After the devastaion of the First World War, designs that involved hand finishing were very avant-garde. They were a refreshing contrast to machine made products. Many viewed machines as the cause of so much devastation.

Exhibited at the British industrial fair at the V& A. 1920 Published in Twentieth Century Textiles by Sue Kerry Page 112 plate 57.

Measurements:46x60 ins.- 117cm's x153cm's
 
England
     
 
 
Full length linen dress block printed by Crysede (Newlyn) circa 1928.
The design is called 'Flowers of Lelant' and is by Alec Walker, the founder of Crysede.

Refs:
This fabric is illustrated in Peyton Skipwith's FAS catalogue 'Britain Between The Wars'
 
England
 
 
 
Cotton panel.Entitled "Carrick"
Designed by George Campbell
For David Whitehead as part of the Living Art Collection 1967
Measurements: 60in x 25in, 153cms x 114cms.
 
England
 
 
Cotton Panel entitled "Rock Rose"
Designed by Lucienne Day
For Heals. 1969.
Measurements: 44in x 100in, 112cms x 254cms.
 
England
 
 
Ballet Russe or Russe Ballet
What it is! :
It is a costume made for a male dancer. Constructed in in a typical manner for ballet.
It is lined in orange and blue warp faced cotton.
 
Russian
 
 


Ballet Russe or Russe Ballet
What it is! :
It is a costume made for a male dancer. Constructed in in a typical manner for ballet.
It is lined in orange and blue warp faced cotton.

 
Russian
 
 

Paul Nash
Block printed on fine Linen.
Designed by Paul Nash, printed by Footprints
England, circa 1925

Measurements: 92 cms by 55cm
 
England
 
 
Fragment of Cotton Velvet
"La Jungle" designed by Raoul Duffy ( 1877- 1953)
Circa 1919 .
Woven by Bianchini et Feriier. Lyon,France
Measurements: 18 inch square or 46cms square.
 
France
 
 
Two Panels of silk embroidery on cotton
Depicting lilies in the Japanese style
English circa 1920
Measurements:aprox. 43inches x 50 inches or 110 cms X 130 cms.
 
England
 
 
Glasgow School,
Indigo Cotton Curtain with Appliqué border,
Attributed to Ann Macbeth.
Circa 1910
Measurements: 86 x 71inches. - 218 cms x 181 cms.
 
Scotland
 
 
A hand block printed cotton velvet
with stylised rose and bluebell motifs.
Circa 1923
Measurements: 37 x 23.5 inches - 94 cms x 60 cms
This piece is in very good condition and the colours have remained vibrant.
 
England
 
 
 
Hand Blocked printed cotton velvet.
Designed by Paul Follit
Circa 1926
Measurements: 24 x 21 inches. - 61cms x 53 cms.

 
England
 
 
 
Block print with ships and bird design.
Cotton gauze block print.
For Footprints. Possibly designed by Paul Nash
Circa 1925
Measurements: 41. 5 x 63 inches - 106 cms x 160 cms.
 
England
 
 
 
Egyptian Curtain
Circa 1923
Cotton Madras,
Woven in Scotland with brocaded cotton
Measurements: 104 x 44 inches - 264 cms x 102 cms..
 
Scotland
 
 
 
Waistcoat
Circa 1928
Embroidered on tightly woven raffia,
Lined in fine linen,
Labelled Becker Fils,
Excellent condition.
36 cms

 
French
 
 
 
Roller printed cotton velvet.
Selvedge to selvedge
Design no. RG 178938.
For Eaton Rural Fabrics
Mid 1920s,
Measurements: 42.5 x 30.5 inches - 108 cms x 78 cms.
 
England
 
 
 
Screen Printed Rayon.
For Allan Walton Textiles, possibly designed by T. Bradley or H J Bull.
Circa 1935
49 x 132 inches.
Measurements: 125 cms x 335 cms.
 
England
 
 
 
Roller printed gazed cotton,
depicting sporting activities.
American.
Circa 1935
Selvedge to selvedge
Measurements: 47.5 x 35 inches - 121 cms x 89 cms
.
 
North America
 
 
 
1939 World Fair,
American Roller Printed Cotton.
1939
Measurements: 35 x 17 inches - 89 cms x 43 cms.
 
North America
 
 
 
White modernist textile.
Nautilus
Cotton Panel
Designed by Mary Warren for Heals
Early 50s
Measurement: 48ins selvage to selvage and 60ins long.
 
England
     
 
 
"Bologna"
Cotton printed panel
Designed by Jane Daniels for
David Whitehead (marked on selvedge)
Late 1950's, early 1960's
England
Dimensions:  7' 8"/2m 34cm x 46"/1m 17cm
 
England
 
 
 
Cotton printed panel
Designed by Barbara Brown for
Heals, London
1955
Dimensions:   4'/1m 22cm x 71"/1m 80cm
 
England
 
 
 
Cotton printed panel
Designed by Barbara Brown for
Heals, London
1955
Dimensions:  52"/1m 32cm x 45"/1m 14cm
 
England
 
 
 
Silkscreen-printed Headscarf
Designed by Topolsky for
Zika Ascher
1946
England
Dimensions - 35" x 34"/ 89cm x 86cm        
 
England
 
 
 
Silkscreen-printed Headscarf
Designed by A. G. Boumeester for
Zika Ascher
1946
England
Dimensions - 35" x 32"/ 89cm x 82cm          
 
England
     
 
 
Embroidered Collage
1950
Worked by the students of Goldsmiths' College
under the guidance of Constance Howard.
Measurements: 64cms x 106cms

For further information on Constance Howard - Click Here

 
England
     
 
 


Art Nouveau Irish lace

A collection of Five Art Nouveau Limerick lace collars and stoles.
First decade of 20th century (Priced as a collection £call)
 
Ireland
     
 
 
Linen Table cloth with twelve napkins and place settings.
Embroidered in two grades of silver on fine peppermint green linen.
Depicting creatures of the night: owls ,bats, cats ,mice, fairies and elves encircled by an ourobors.
Designed by Maria M. Gallenga for her shop in
Rue Miromesnil, Paris 1928 ( Priced as a collection £call)
 
France