Lot 146: Morris (William). Five rolls of hand printed Golden Lily wallpaper, Sanderson, mid 20th century, five complete rolls of hand printed wallpaper stamped 'Morris & Co', with Golden Lily design in shades of orange and brown, each roll ink stamped on verso with colour batch number '142002HT', four rolls contained in the original cellophane wrapping, each roll 10 metres long and 55.5cm (21.75ins) wide, together with instruction leaf 'Directions for Hanging Sanderson Hand Printed Wallpaper'. When Morris & Co went out of business in 1940 its former competitor, Sanderson, bought the firm for just £400, including the showroom contents, printing blocks, fabrics and logbooks. Except for a brief period during the Second World War Sanderson continued offering Morris & Co. designs throughout the 20th century, although for obvious reasons, complete and unused rolls rarely come onto the market. (5)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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