Jacquard sample book
- c1930s-1950s (Creation)
Level of description
1 sample book.
Content and Structure
Scope and content
Pattern references: 400/61, 400/76.
Includes 44 Jacquard coloured linen diaper damask samples in 9 designs.
Named designs are:
- 400/61 "Swinton" featuring a fanning floral design - repeated in 7 colour versions.
- 400/69 "Chevron" featuring a chevron design - repeated in 4 colour versions.
- 400/70 featuring a continuous curving design - repeated in 5 colour versions.
- 400/71 featuring a continuous curving design - repeated in 6 colour versions.
- 400/72 "Abbey linen" featuring a geometric design - repeated in 5 colour versions.
- 400/73 "Bridgewater" featuring a woodland design - repeated in 4 colour versions.
- 400/74 "Speyside" featuring a water and tree design - repeated in 4 colour versions.
- 400/75 "Shankin" featuring a water and floral design - repeated in 4 colour versions.
- 400/76 "Hainan" featuring a water and wave design - repeated in 4 colour versions.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.
System of arrangement
Name of creator
Flax, hemp and tow spinners, net and twine manufacturers of Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Name of creator
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.
Physical Description and Conditions of Use
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Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Dimensions: 540 x 310 mm
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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People and Organisations
Genre access points
GB 1694 DC 037/4/18B
Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition