An unequalled piece in every regard, this late 1950s/early 1960s JOFA titled “Chippendale Linen” # 48910-13 in the archive, is in mint condition and offers every asset imaginable to a vintage textile — a luscious weave and hand to this exquisite linen, perfect color retention, a uniquely expressed chinoiserie floral motif, and the mind boggling nature of a hand print!
This will take your grandmillenial style to “11” !
Personally, it’s so unrivaled that I would stretch and frame it and hang it as chinoiserie floral art. But it could also make an extraordinary chair back and one small pillow, a fantastic Roman shade for a small window, or a portion of a screen panel or as applied fabric wallpaper on an accent wall in a small space.
COLORS: On a cornsilk colored background pop lucid, vivid colors of burnt orange, multiple hues of teal, sky blue, sapphire, earthen brown, russet, lemon yellow, navy, white,dusty rose, and the tiniest hint of chartreuse outlines on the butterflies and buds
SIZE: 23.75″ wide + 1″ right hand selvedge x 42.5″ Large scale flower motifs run from 3″ x 3″ to 7.5″ high by 5″ wide.
CONDITION: Superior — an unparalleled find!
MAKER: They were Johnson and Faulkner, fabric and textile importers who, in the early 19th century founded their firm and portmanteau’d their names into Jofa. Jofa was known for its rich and important fabric designs. Later, in the mid 20th century, in 1965, Arthur H. Lee & Sons merged with Jofa making it Lee Jofa. Both had always been in the high end manufacturing and textile trade, but with Lee’s innovative tapestry techniques, and Jofa’s extensive archive, they had a new way forward with these two important fabric houses. Lee Jofa is now held by Kravet.