Folder DC 037/4/40A - Jacquard sample book

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DC 037/4/40A


Jacquard sample book


  • c1930s-1950s (Creation)

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1 sample book.

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Pattern references: 2415/59.

Includes 8 Jacquard figured damask crash linen samples in a single design featuring a diamond pattern.

Named design is: 2415/59 "Roslyn" damask - repeated in 8 colour versions.

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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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Administrative history

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.

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Dimensions: 510 x 330 mm

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GB 1694 DC 037/4/40A

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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