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designed by Bawden, Edward,
manufactured by Cole & Son Ltd, about1950

This is a wallpaper sample by Edward Bawden for Cole & Son Ltd sometime around 1950. It features a pattern of large, abstract, intersecting four-petal flowers (quatrefoils) in black, white and grey with vertical lines in the design where they intersect.

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Colour woodblock print.

height: 850mm
width: 572mm

Further Reading

de Joia, Roberta (ed). A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960 (Exhibition Catalogue). London: Middlesex University Press, 1989.

wall covering - Quatrefoil