- COLOR: Rich russet brown background, vivid red, whites blending into grays and blacks.
- FIBER: 100% cotton. Sheeting weight, easy drape.
- SIZE: 34″ wide x 39.5″ long
- CONDITION: Excellent. There are two micro loose frays under the upper horse in profile on the right (see pic #6), but nothing unexpected for the piece’s 50+ years.
“…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. Marion Dorn, John Little, Dan Rasmassen, and Dagmar Wilson were key designers from the 1940s and after.
By 1971, Greeff’s chief designer was a female, Virginia Nepodal. Lesley Jackson writes in her book Twentieth-Century Pattern Design that, “Virginia Nepodal, an in-house designer at Cheney Brothers during the 1940s, who transferred to the newly merged Cheney, Greeff & Co. during the early 1950s, worked in an accessible modern style, creating patterns such as Mushrooms, Sanderlings, and Seeds (all 1951). Subsequently, as design director of Greeff Fabrics from 1952 to 1985, Nepodal was responsible for the stylings of both textiles and wallpaper, where she juggled the dual requirements of ‘Contemporary’ and traditional design.”
Benjamin Warner founded Warner in 1870, having come from a long family line in the textiles industry. It became Warner & Sons in 1891. They were known for their very high-end silks in particular, with design references dating to the 15th-18th centuries.
1966 Greeff “Leicestershire” Fabric Sample
Extremely rare mid century Greeff, “Leicestershire” 1966, #55502 in the Greeff archive. Part of Greeff’s mid-60s “Country Manor Collection,” and made in conjunction with Warner & Sons this piece was printed in England.
Depicts hunt country life, horse riding, horn, jacket, helmut, and boots. Fabulous addition to any home or vacation spot/airbnb or restaurant/bar featuring equestrian decor.
This would be lovely framed, or as backing for a message board, oversized pillow, portion of a chair upholstered in complimentary fabrics, etc.
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