RARE and what a standout! This late 1970s floral by Bassett McNab features gloriously vivid colors and wildly expressive flowers. Gorgeous tulips, playful daffodils, perky asters, and lilting foliage provide a buoyant design bolstered by the intense color. All this and it’s handprinted, too! #05037 by Bassett McNab.
This fabric will make for a truly unique small project — whether making a new seat and back for one dining chair, patching together with other fabrics to cover a small living room chair, fashioning a Roman shade, or working up two pillow fronts (with complimentary/contrasting fabrics for the backs) you will love the striking color and design details of this true vintage find!
COLORS: On a Dunmore green background are illuminating yellow, pumpkin orange, cinnamon, salmon, cherry, chartreuse, grass green, and white. A set of four scraps of this fabric is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1041237432/vintage-1979-bassett-mcnab-handprinted
FIBER: 50% cotton and 50% spun rayon that read as a modern barkcloth weave.
SIZE: 26.5″ wide x 42.5″ long.
Scraps of this fabric in other colorways are available, too.
Maker: With its roots in Philadelphia as early as 1894, Bassett McNab was officially incorporated in 1921. Always a traditional design house currying in the finest textiles and historically based designs, Bassett McNab was a leader in fine American textiles of the 20th century. The company has had many mergers and changes in ownership over time, while retaining ties to the original family and always maintaining the original finer design aesthetics and archival references that define its style and making them relevant to successive design ages. By 2019 Bassett McNab was acquired by the American firm Stout Brothers Co., Inc., which was founded in 1927.