A 1976 G. P. & J. Baker chintz fabric sample, this piece emits a subtle elegance with its understated colors and sparsely illustrated foliage. A lot of “white space” (in this case the beige-ish background), helps this piece feel relaxed and uncrowded. Printed in England.
COLORS: A peachy, beige-ish background on which cranberry, dusty rose, and white peonies, and khaki and taupe peonies, interplay with sweet foliage in mint and sage green with brown veins.
CONDITION: In perfect condition but will need a sharp pressing to even out age-related “elephanting” of the chintz gloss.
Maker: George Percival and James Baker, brothers, founded G. P. & J. Baker in 1884 with an aim to create vibrant, exotic, unique textiles (decorator fabric and wallpaper) based on historic research and longstanding motifs and designs. They are among the most significant designers and textile preservationists in the modern world.
SIZE: 27″ wide + 1″ left hand selvedge x 44″ long
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a small sized window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair, lamp shade, a couple of message boards, or for the back (or other 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/
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.