Could this be an unknown Morris & Co fabric.
There was a prevailing vogue in the early 20th century for reproduction designs, which encouraged Morris & Co to produce pretty floral fabrics, which have the Edwardian country house look. Such was the popularity of these fabrics that Merton could not keep up with the demand and commissioned Stead McAlpine of Carlisle to block print the fabric for them on 48 in/1.22 m width.
The wool and cotton mix unbleached cloth lining is similar to the backing of other Morris & Co pieces I have had. The fringing is certainly like other Morris curtains with original fringing I have bought. Possibly made by A Sindall of 116-8 Middleton Road, East London.
I have not found this pattern in any books on Morris & Co.
Tthe natural dobby weave cotton ground with a small repeat weave printed with a trailing design of a variety of flowers including full blown poppies roses, carnations, , wall flowers, and sweet peas in subdued shades of crimson, pink, soft aubergine and yellow, pale blue and green, hand block printed, the edge with a short looped cotton braid, lined with fine soft wool/cotton mix unbleached cloth, original tape and metal hooks, repeat 14 x 16in/ 36 x 41 cm; 9 ft 3 in x 48 in; 2.80 x 1.22 m.
Very good. There is an original join 6 ft 8 in; 2.3 cm down from the top. There is a water mark to the 12 in; 30 cm of the bottom left hand side at the widest point is 15 in; 38 cm in. However, it is not a solid block of marking and it is very feint. Tear to the lining. See photos.
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