Folder DC 037/4/30A - Jacquard sample book

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DC 037/4/30A


Jacquard sample book


  • c1930s-1950s (Creation)

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1 sample book.

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Scope and content

Pattern references: 1202, 1303, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1310, 1444, 1605, 1621, 1700, 1701, 1702/4, 1829/3, 1829/4, 1829/5, 1808, 2000.

Includes 42 Jacquard damask linen samples in 25 designs including plain weaves, star, geometric and tartan designs - some designs are repeated in different colour versions.

Named designs are:

  • 1621 Prince Charles Edward Stuart tartan.
  • 1621 Ogilvie tartan.
  • 1621 Stewart dress tartan.
  • 28/2 Lord of the Isles Hunting Tartan.
  • 28/16 Macdonald tartan.
  • 28/22 Mackeane tartan.
  • 28/21 Ogilvie hunting tartan.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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(fl c1805-1995)

Biographical history

Flax, hemp and tow spinners, net and twine manufacturers of Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

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Donald Brothers emerged out of the coarse jute and linen industry of Dundee, manufacturing rugged textured Art canvasses and linens for use as wallcoverings and furnishings by 1896. Their Art fabrics were extensively used within art galleries and the Arts & Crafts interior in Britain and America between 1896-1914. Building on their early success with craft manufacture between the 1930s and 1960s the firm made a significant contribution to the design of furnishing textiles, gaining international recognition for their fabrics marketed under the trade name Old Glamis Fabrics. Best known for their high quality woven linen furnishings, their range included textured weaves, jacquard woven tapestries and prints. In 1983 the company was taken over by William Halley & Son, and has since re-emerged as active makers of quality furnishings.

Archival history

Currently on loan to V&A Dundee, ‘Tartan', 01 April 2023 - 14 Jan 2024.

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Dimensions: 510 x 310 mm

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