This piece was such an exciting find for me because it encompasses so many layers of American fabric and textile history at once.
Reproduced by Greeff Fabrics in partnership with the Henry Ford Museum, this piece was drawn from an extant piece of 19th century American printed cotton from Peggy Westerfield’s extensive collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century textiles.
In working with the museum, and with Greeff, Peggy wanted to name a piece of fabric in homage to her husband, with whom she shared her passion for antique textiles. Thus she named this gorgeous printed cotton after him, “Jason Westerfield.”
An amazing and rare piece of fabric history from the inimitable Greeff.
Overall pattern where 3.25″ square russet interiors are flecked in burnt orange with 1″ brown and off-white checkerboard and snakeskin borders on two sides and 2.25″ floral riots on sold chocolate striped borders on the other two sides.
Medium hand, light drape — perfect for a small upholstery, screen, pillow, or curtain project. Perfect for a small or partial upholstery project (back of a settee or a twin-sized headboard), fabric screen, pillow,s or small curtain project. Excellent for any project — interior or garment — harkening back to the mid 19th century.
COLORS: Russet, deep burnt orange, chocolate brown, taupe, hints of dusty plum, off white.
SIZE: 33″ wide + 1.5″ left selvedge and 1″ right selvedge x 44.5″ long.
FIBER: 100% cotton.
“…we have never looked upon ourselves as ‘dealers in textiles.’ We regard textiles simply as one means of artistic expression…” — Theodore Greeff, President, Greeff Fabrics, Inc.
MAKER: Greeff Fabrics, Inc was founded in the US by Theodore Greeff in 1933 to make a wide range of mostly traditional style interior fabrics and wallcoverings, grouped in collections, for high-end interior designers. Jackson’s book points to Marion Dorn, John Little, Dan Rasmassen, and Dagmar Wilson as key designers from the 1940s and after.