Vintage Wall Art Lily of the Valley
Printed on high quality 300grm Tinatone grosso tex card and supplied unframed.
Accompanied with a document explaining origin and history of the design.
Overall size 32 x 46cm (A3).
Internal image dimension 20 x 43cm (w x h)
Lily of the Valley Point Paper
Origin: Bradford, UK
Lily of the Valley (ref: ESS 383) design was drawn up at public designers A.L. Wilkinson & Co, Springfield Works, Bradford by a young designer called Stanley Mitchell. Stanley became something of an industry legend and continued to work at numerous jacquard weavers around the UK until the early 1990’s. He became senior designer for the Gleneden Mill in Carlisle who created furnishing fabrics for old established companies from the Arts and Craft movement like Edinburgh Weavers and Morton Sundour.
E&S Smith used a particular weave construction in its popular ‘utility’ fabrics. The tight plain ground weave and longer weft floats enabled the Mill to produce higher quantity of meters per hour at competitive prices.