From Arthur H. Lee and Jofa’s collaboration with the Museum of the American China Trade in Milton, Massachusetts, this Americana “Eagle Fitzhugh Print” features a repeated early American national eagle symbol complete with arrows, olive branches, and “E Pluribus Unum” banner. Historic document fabric with tags.
USES: Collect for preservation or design inspiration. Excellent for making Federal-style decor, a one-of-a-kind July 4th flag or banners, little eagle treat bags/ornaments or small pillows/pin cushions, or as some kind of decor for an AirBnB in an historic locale.
FIBER: Mid weight cotton, screen printed, glazed, and Zeppel finished.
COLOR: The background isn’t exactly beige as Etsy’s default colors say in the listing…rather it is more of a French mustard on creamy off-white with mocha detailing.
PICS: IN some pics it looks like there’s a dark spot — that was just some water from recent ironing.
SIZE: 26.5″ wide + .5″ right hand selvedge x 43.75″ long. Eagles are 3.75″ high by 12″ from wing tip to wing tip.
CONDITION: Overall superior! There are minor pin-pricks from where the secondary colorways were removed. Typically these can be re-closed by water and ironing.
Maker: Begun by Arthur H. Lee in the late 19th century, A. H. Lee & Sons of Birkenhead, England was a family firm well into the 20th century, merging with Johnson and Faulkner (Jofa) which formed in 1823, to form Lee Jofa in 1965. One of the leading to-the-trade interior fabric houses, Lee Jofa is now held by Kravet.
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.