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Utrecht Velvet

A work made of embossed mohair plush.

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  • A work made of embossed mohair plush.

Date:

Design c. 1871

Artist:

Attributed to William Morris (English, 1834–1896)
Produced by Morris & Co., London (English, 1875–1940

About this artwork

This fabric fragment is a copy of 18th-century patterns that were made in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Velvet-like textiles were very much in keeping with 19th-century taste for reviving historical styles and, like other Morris & Co. designs, they had a long life span. In the late 1880s this pattern was chosen for upholstery in the Glessner House. In 1912 it was used as a wall covering in a first-class bedroom called the “Dutch Suite” on the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

William Morris (Designer) , Morris & Co. (Producer)

Title

Utrecht Velvet

Places

London (Object made in), Great Britain (Object made in), England (Artist's nationality)

Date

Designed 1871

Medium

Embossed mohair plush

Dimensions

45.1 x 61.6 cm (17 3/4 x 24 1/4 in.) Repeat: 66 x 61 cm (26 x 24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

Obj: 249106

Extended information about this artwork

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