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Length of printed velveteen

Designer:
Charles F. A. Voysey (British, Hessle, Yorkshire 1857–1941 Winchester)
Manufactory:
Turnbull & Stockdale
Purveyor:
for firm of Liberty & Co. (British, founded London, 1875)
Date:
1890s
Culture:
British, Ramsbottom, Lancashire
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
Overall: 94 1/2 × 26 1/2 in. (67.3 × 240 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Printed
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.155
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Voysey supplemented his small architectural practice by designing all kinds of domestic decorative items: furniture, metalware, wallpaper, carpets, and textiles. His patterns are distinctive, with stylized plants and birds, in a range of muted subtle colors.
[ Spink & Son, Ltd. , London, until 1990; sold to MMA ]
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