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Roll of Sanderson cleenstrip washable wallpaper

(b. 1860)

c.1980-89

W.2011.345

Title Roll of Sanderson cleenstrip washable wallpaper
Object type Wallpaper Roll
Place of origin England
Date c.1980-89
Artist/maker (b. 1860)
Material Wallpaper
Techniques Machine Printing
Marks and
Inscriptions
Printed on reverse: WASHABLE 62063A R1 MADE IN ENGLAND
Dimensions w:525 mm
Accession number W.2011.345
Description Roll of machine-printed and embossed Sanderson cleenstrip washable wallpaper. Floral repeat in pinks, greens and oranges on a white ground. <br /><br />Reference: 62063A

(b. 1860)

Arthur Sanderson established the textile and wallpaper firm Arthur Sanderson & Sons in 1860. The firm was incorporated in 1900. After many years of buying in textiles, in 1921 Sanderson established a printworks at Uxbridge and in 1934, weaving facilities were added. Originally known as Eton Rural Cretonnes and then as Eton Rural Fabrics, this firm became known as Sanderson Fabrics in 1936. French-inspired, pseudo-Jacobean and garish floral patterns were popular in the early 1920s while abstract patterns became increasing produced in the late 1920s. Sanderson was one of many firms that revived the production of shadow tissues in the early 1930s. The firm also produced co-ordinated textiles and wallpaper. For example, from 1927 Sanderson began producing block-printed William Morris wallpapers from the blocks inherited from Jeffery & Co, and in the 1960s they introduced matching textiles. Patterns incorporating Pop florals were produced in the late 1960s to attract the youth market. Generally Sanderson produced a variety of designs, both traditional and modern, to appeal to as wide of an audience as possible. Sanderson continued to buy in designs from around the world as well as producing them in its in-house studio. Designers who collaborated with Sanderson include Helen Dalby, John Drummond, Margaret Cannon Doreen Dyall, Pat Etheridge and John Piper.

(b. 1860)

Arthur Sanderson established the textile and wallpaper firm Arthur Sanderson & Sons in 1860. The firm was incorporated in 1900. After many years of buying in textiles, in 1921 Sanderson established a printworks at Uxbridge and in 1934, weaving facilities were added. Originally known as Eton Rural Cretonnes and then as Eton Rural Fabrics, this firm became known as Sanderson Fabrics in 1936. French-inspired, pseudo-Jacobean and garish floral patterns were popular in the early 1920s while abstract patterns became increasing produced in the late 1920s. Sanderson was one of many firms that revived the production of shadow tissues in the early 1930s. The firm also produced co-ordinated textiles and wallpaper. For example, from 1927 Sanderson began producing block-printed William Morris wallpapers from the blocks inherited from Jeffery & Co, and in the 1960s they introduced matching textiles. Patterns incorporating Pop florals were produced in the late 1960s to attract the youth market. Generally Sanderson produced a variety of designs, both traditional and modern, to appeal to as wide of an audience as possible. Sanderson continued to buy in designs from around the world as well as producing them in its in-house studio. Designers who collaborated with Sanderson include Helen Dalby, John Drummond, Margaret Cannon Doreen Dyall, Pat Etheridge and John Piper.