COLORS: On a rich olive green background are burnt orange, peach, chartreuse, white, russet, sapphire, sky blue, teal, sage, cornsilk, and buff.
SIZE: 51.5″ wide + 1″ selvedge x 46.5″ long
MAKERS: Bailey & Griffin was founded in 1923 as an importer of textile designs coming from the UK firm Arthur H. Lee & Co., but by the mid 60s was sourcing raw textiles and designing their own line of traditionally inspired prints, all handprinted! Like so many other fabric houses there were plenty of mergers with the B&G archive ultimately ending up in the Duralee family of fabrics.
1980s Bailey & Griffin Chinoiserie Fabric Sample
One of the most stunning and amazing chinoiseries I’ve ever had the honor and pleasure to curate. The linen hand to this fabric is almost otherworldly, such a rich feel, a subtle sheen, and a visibly beautiful weave. And its colors are all so vibrant and fully expressed. #05083 in the Bailey & Griffin Archive. Printed in England.
Multiple unique chinoiserie motifs throughout — a woman and man play stringed instruments astride a trellis; a family of father, mother, and children sit splashing in the water riverside; a peasant or dancer prances down a pathway; a women with decorative parasol fishes with a net; a theatrical player with mask and trained parrot; and several pagoda-like structures. Three undulating vertical lozenge stripes break up the vignettes with a vertically ascending flower vine atop a diamond and dot texture pattern.
This piece is a treasure! Large enough to make a fabric covered twin size headboard.
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