“Curzon” #07245, by Bailey & Griffin, 1981. A midweight cotton chintz with a crisp hand and feel.
COLORS: A distinct plum background peppered with coral flowers and sumptuous teal foliage. A couple of things I really love about this piece are the and then the white flowers with a very block print looking yellow and dark gray accents, a motif that’s similar in the dark yellow gold flowers with their heads pulled back with dark gray innards — very different and unique!
Made in England with the firm G. P. & J. Baker
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.
Sample Size: 27.5″ wide x 44.5″ 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.