Michael O'Connell Hanging Late 1950s

Michael O'Connell Hanging
Late 1950s

Spitalfields Silk Brocade 1740s

Spitalfields Silk Brocade
1740s

Michael O'Connell <Electronics</>Hanging Late 1950s

Michael O'Connell Hanging
Late 1950s

French Green Fringing 19th c

French Green Fringing
19th c

Japanese Fans  c 1900

Japanese Fans
c 1900

Chinese Shoes Xie Late 19th c

Chinese Shoes Xie
Late 19th c

Chinese Waistcoat - Majia Second half 19th c

Chinese Waistcoat - Majia
Second half 19th c

Kenneth Rowntree Alphabet 1958

Kenneth Rowntree Alphabet
1958

Gold Wide Braid 18/19th c

Gold Wide Braid
18/19th c

Marianne Straub exhibition catalogue 1984

Marianne Straub exhibition catalogue
1984

Spitalfields Dress Silk 1750-60

Spitalfields Dress Silk
1750-60

Japanese Fukusa Last 1/4 18th c

Japanese Fukusa
Last 1/4 18th c

French Narrow Fringes 19th c

French Narrow Fringes
19th c

Althea McNish Painted Desert 1959 Sold

Althea McNish Painted Desert
1959

Althea McNish Van Gogh 1959 Sold

Althea McNish Van Gogh
1959

Japanese Katagami 19th century Sold

Japanese Katagami
19th century

Featured items

Like many of us in this country, I like to think of myself as being International in outlook and European in personality and happy to trade with everybody across the World.  

On a lighter note, I have been buying some mid century modern artist designer textiles during the past year.  The Althea McNish lengths are already with various museums waiting approval, but other wonderful pieces are now being included on the site.  There are two hangings by Michael O’Connell, together with a short article, Articles - Michael O’Connell. There are lengths of Kenneth Roundtree’s Alphabet roller printed fabric by Edinburgh Weavers, also from the late 1950s. Part of the confectionery family, Roundtree trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford, and was tutored by Eric Ravillious, continuing his education at the Slade in London. Ravillious’ influence can clearly be seen on this fabric. Twentieth Century Design.

In World Textiles a beautiful Manchu Chinese ladies soft grey waistcoat embroidered with butterflies, and a turquoise summer robe similarly worked from the late 19th century can be seen.

Spitalfields woven silk brocade lengths are included in English Dress - 18th century and English Textiles - Woven where there are also lots of 18th and 19th century silk and gold fringes and braids.

I have added a second article, this time on Muriel Roses’ The Little Gallery. Much has been written about Muriel, but nothing on her co-partner Peggy Turnbull. Following information with one of Peggy's relatives, I thought it would be interesting to expand the information. Articles - The Little Gallery.

Thank you for your custom during the past year and hope you will continue to be enticed by the unique character of my stock during 2021!

Meg

Hackney, London E8