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'CRAY', a quantity of printed cotton, block printed with meandering flowering vines bearing large-scale peony flowers and scrolling leaves against a red ground, including two covers, each composed of two joined lengths--150 x 70in. (380 x 178cm.) and 156 x 70in. (396 x 178cm.); a fitted sofa cover--approx 75 x 78in. (191 x 198cm.) and a pelmet--37 x 107in. (94 x 272cm.), MORRIS & COMPANY 449 OXFORD STREET LONDON W, printed to the selvedge, late 19th/early 20th century, the fitted cover and pelmet with some holes
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'CRAY', a quantity of printed cotton, block printed with meandering flowering vines bearing large-scale peony flowers and scrolling leaves against a red ground, including two covers, each composed of two joined lengths--150 x 70in. (380 x 178cm.) and 156 x 70in. (396 x 178cm.); a fitted sofa cover--approx 75 x 78in. (191 x 198cm.) and a pelmet--37 x 107in. (94 x 272cm.), MORRIS & COMPANY 449 OXFORD STREET LONDON W, printed to the selvedge, late 19th/early 20th century, the fitted cover and pelmet with some holes

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'CRAY', a quantity of printed cotton, block printed with meandering flowering vines bearing large-scale peony flowers and scrolling leaves against a red ground, including two covers, each composed of two joined lengths--150 x 70in. (380 x 178cm.) and 156 x 70in. (396 x 178cm.); a fitted sofa cover--approx 75 x 78in. (191 x 198cm.) and a pelmet--37 x 107in. (94 x 272cm.), MORRIS & COMPANY 449 OXFORD STREET LONDON W, printed to the selvedge, late 19th/early 20th century, the fitted cover and pelmet with some holes
See Illustration (detail) and Front Cover
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Literature
William Morris Textiles, Linda Parry, London, 1983, front cover and catalogue no. 57; William Morris, edited Linda Parry, exhibition catalogue, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1996, catalogue M.72
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Lot Essay

One of Morris's latest printed textiles, designed in 1884, 'Cray' was also the most expensive, requiring a total of thirty-four printing blocks. The selvedge dates this example to between 1877-1917
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