Here’s a fun and different find, an ultra modérne minimalist piece by the S. M. Hexter Company (#34361). An original 1960s heavier weight 100% cotton that I listed it as a “canvas” as it has that weight but it reads akin to a linen.
Fabulously striking geometric sensibility would be great for a visually powerful project.
SIZE: 25.5″ wide + .75 left hand selvedge x 43″ long
COLORS: Dark espresso, brick, avocado flesh, avocado pit, illuminating yellow, rust, off white.
What Can You Make With This? Pillow fronts, Roman shade for a small window, backgrounds for message boards, and more. Large enough to cover the seat of a small dining room chair, or for part of a chair or settee when a different fabric is used on other parts of the piece, such as this designer is doing: https://w9yards.com/custom-chairs/
Maker: S. M. Hexter Company was founded in Columbus, Ohio likely in the early 20th century but possibly having grown out of other textile and clothier businesses by earlier members of the Hexter family. While little is available online about this company, it’s clear that they had a strong influence in the high-end 20th century American upholstery textiles market though they weren’t without controversy, having been challenged in court over allegations of unfair business practices. Sever S. M. Hexter Company pieces were in former exhibits/permanent collections at MoMa and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
See all my Vintage Fabric Samples Here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindsaysList?section_id=27981640
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples? Because the large over size sample and superior manufacturing quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these classic vintage fabrics, which often begin at over $150 a yard, if they can still be found at all. Other reasons are to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match or to repair an existing piece in your home.