Truly lovely hand printed chinoiseries from 1982 titled “Scene Chinoise” by Bailey & Griffin.
This mid to mid-heavy weight cotton with a firm hand and feel offer so much design punch for your grandmillennial project. I especially love the liberal use of polka dots throughout the piece, which adds a charm and playfulness. Perfect for small pillow fronts.
In both of these smaller sized pieces, the main vignette of the overall piece is present — it’s of a charming man of leisure taking his rest under a decorative umbrella beside a river while his servant or friend wades in to fish. Also pictured are parts of small pagodas, urns of fruit, insects, and flowers.
COLORS: The colors are truly luscious, more so than my pics show. Background is a creamy off-white, blues include China blue, sapphire, sky blue, Williamsburg blue, and white.
PICS: Pics shows the original larger scrap (it sold) so that you can see the whole pattern in large form. These pieces are PIECE A: pic # 2; and PIECE B: pic #3.
PIECE A: 22″ wide x 17.75″ L
PIECE B: 23″ wide x 17.75 L
BOTH PIECES: Discount of $9 in the option to buy both at the same time. (Coupons and/or further discounts cannot be used when buying both together.)
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