London, South Kensington
21 November 2006
WILLIAM MORRIS FOR MORRIS & CO.; BIRD PANEL
jacquard woven wool double cloth retail label for Morris & Co., Hanover Square, W1 (seam running through) 44½in. (113cm.) x 29½in. (75cm.); William Morris woven by Alexander Morton Dove and Rose, woven silk and wool double cloth (some holes) 33¾in. (85.7cm.) x 40in. (111.6cm.); William Morris Kennet printed cotton ottoman cover (fading and dam.) 53in. (134.6cm.) x 91in. (231.2cm.); and William Morris Eyebird dress printed cotton (some fading) (4)
All formerly the collection of Arthur Halcrow Verstage (1875-1969), architect and contemporary of the elderly William Morris. He was supplied with special printings from Morris & Co.
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Linda Parry, William Morris Textiles, London, 1983, pp. 152-156 (similar examples illustrated)
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This lot should read Eyebright and not Eyebird.
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