Zandra Rhodes Top Brass 1964

Zandra Rhodes Top Brass
1964

Three Piece Wool Suit 1790s- 1810

Three Piece Wool Suit
1790s- 1810

Katagami Stencil  c 1900

Katagami Stencil
c 1900

Interail  1950s

Interail
1950s

Turkey Red Discharge Dress 1825-30

Turkey Red Discharge Dress
1825-30

Syrian Silk Robe Early 20th c

Syrian Silk Robe
Early 20th c

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

Michael O'Connell Hanging
Late 1950s

RARE Anna Maria Garthwaite  1742

RARE Anna Maria Garthwaite
1742

Egyptian Assyut stole 1920s

Egyptian Assyut stole
1920s

Turkish Sash or Uckur Second half 19th c

Turkish Sash or Uckur
Second half 19th c

Turkish Towel Yaglik 19th c

Turkish Towel Yaglik
19th c

Japanese Kesa  19th c

Japanese Kesa
19th c

Spitalfields Salmon Brocade 1760s

Spitalfields Salmon Brocade
1760s

Spitalfields Silk Length A 1760s

Spitalfields Silk Length A
1760s

Turkey Red  1880s

Turkey Red
1880s

Morris Tulip & Rose Fragment 1876

Morris Tulip & Rose Fragment
1876

Ramoneur Prints 1780s

Ramoneur Prints
1780s

Cut Crimson Velvet 19th century

Cut Crimson Velvet
19th century

Ramoneur Girl's Kraplap  c 1700/1850

Ramoneur Girl's Kraplap
c 1700/1850

Zany hat 1920/30s

Zany hat
1920/30s

Bedcover & Pillow Sham 1930

Bedcover & Pillow Sham
1930

Gentleman's Black Coat 1830s

Gentleman's Black Coat
1830s

Leek Embroidery Society c 1900

Leek Embroidery Society
c 1900

Rare Bengali Colcha Fragment  Early 17th c

Rare Bengali Colcha Fragment
Early 17th c


Rare Norwich Damask Skirt 1730s Sold

Rare Norwich Damask Skirt
1730s

RARE Norwich Damask Skirt 1730s Sold

RARE Norwich Damask Skirt
1730s

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November

The £ pound is still very low, so an excellent time for purchasing!

We are all trying to think of unusual Christmas presents so do look in the various categories on my website. In World Textiles there are some Turkish towels, which would make lovely table runners, or Japanese stencils to frame or be creative. Seventeenth century embroideries in English Textiles - Embroidered or a beautiful length of Spitalfields silk in English Textiles - Woven for hanging or just to enjoy. The delightful train carriage print I have called Interail, depicting French, German, Italian, Irish, Scottish and English Idiosyncratic train journey behaviour! English Textiles - Printed. Enjoy looking.

I have been working as a consultant to Leighton House, Kensington, the former home and studio of leading Victorian artist Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896). A major redevelopment, just completed, aimed not only at the restoration of the historic house but adding furnishings, similar to those when Leighton lived there.  Photographs from the late 19th century of the house’s interior, show many textiles used as hangings or strewn on furniture, which Leighton collected on his extensive travels in Europe, the Near and Middle East. As part of the project I was asked to identify the textiles and source similar, to add a significant layer to the house’s history. rbkc.gov.uk/museums

A date for your 2023 diaries.  The Textile Society Antique Textile Fair will be held on  Sunday 8 October at Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Meg

Hackney, London E8