In Printed Textiles* there is a wider 9 in deep length, designed by J J Pearman for Daniel Curling & Co. The design survives in the Bannister Hall Archives, Cummersdale Design Collection. On the same page another very similar piece is shown 4 3/8 in wide probably printed at Bannister Hall.
This is a very rare piece of hand block printed and hand coloured border with charmingly naive chinoiserie scene, almost certainly printed at Bannister Hall. Printed borders were popular at this time and sewn to curtains, quilts or chair covers. Borders were printed both horizontally and vertically for application. Similar square or hexagonal designs were printed for patchworks.
The narrow border with chinoiserie scenes including a boy sitting in front of a small pavillion and fencing, a larger pavillion with two ladies conversing, one holding a child, two small scenes of a man and a woman and a man and child, with small boats inbetween the pavillions, all in shades of puce and madder and mid blue and taupe, the background of a tea shade, all between narrow guard stripes with continuous small circles, on a natural cotton ground.
3 in x 7 ft ; 7.5 x 21.3 m - two horizontal repeats
10 in; 25 cm wide blocks
Very good. Clearly unused as the edges have not been turned under.
* Printed Textiles. British & American Cottona and Linens 1700-1850 from Winterthur Museum by Linda Eaton.p 246 for similar.
The design can be found in the Bannister Hall Archives, Cummersdale Design Collection.
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