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157* Morrell (Harriette Anne, 1843-1924). A blank notebook with embroidered cover, 1914, inscribed in pencil on flyleaf ‘To Dear Ottoline from H.A.M. July. 1914.’, black and white patterned endpapers, yellow edges, original cloth with linen covering worked all over with a floral and foliate pattern in black silks, 16 x 11cm (6.25 x 4.25ins)

159* Morrell (Harriette Anne, 1843-1924). A large original watercolour design, 1875, watercolour on five joined sheets of waxed linen, depicting swags of fruit and foliage with birds, monogrammed ‘AM’ and dated 1875 to lower margin below image, approximately 338 x 58.5cm (133 x 23ins), together with sixteen other needlework designs on paper or card by Harriette Morrell, various media (pencil, pen and ink, watercolour), depicting flowers, birds, fruit, swags, etc., various sizes, some creasing and edge-fraying

Provenance: From the collection of Lady Ottoline Morrell, thence by descent. (1) £100-150

Provenance: From the collection of Lady Ottoline Morrell, thence by descent. (17) £150-200

160* Ravilious (Eric, 1903-1942). A pair of Garden Implements curtains, [1957], two fine cotton chintz curtains, printed by Edinburgh Weavers with Garden Implements design in pink by Eric Ravilious (EW monogram visible on turn-in), machine-stitched and with rufflette heading tape, lined, some minor marks and discolouration, and one very small hole, each curtain drop 98cm (38.5ins), width 105.5cm (41.5ins) Shortly before his death Eric Ravilious designed a number of ceramic patterns for Wedgwood. Several motifs from his Garden Implements series, originally created for a lemonade set in 1939, were later used on this rollerprinted fabric produced by Edinburgh Weavers under the name 'Harvest'. This fabric, featuring minutely detailed vignettes of garden paraphernalia, including a beehive, sunflowers, a wheelbarrow, a cloche, rhubarb, and a barrel of garden tools, is extremely rare; even small samples and offcuts seldom appear on the market. The V&A has a single curtain in its collections, with the same design printed in black. (Alastair Morton & The Edinburgh Weavers, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1978) (2) £1000-1500

158* Morrell (Harriette Anne, 1843-1924). A blank notebook with embroidered cover, 1914, red and green patterned endpapers, yellow edges, original boards with hand-sewn cream silk cover worked all over with a floral panel and scrolling border to each side, and decorative motifs in compartments on spine, in brightly coloured silks and silver and gold metal threads, spine with ‘HM’ amd ‘1914’ worked in green silk at head and foot respectively, 24 x 17.5cm (9.5 x 7ins), with Harriette’s visiting card attached with thread to the cover

161* Table linen. A collection of assorted table linen, haberdashery, and needlework items, mostly early to mid 20th century, including table cloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, doilies and mats, an early 20th century patchwork quilt, lace trimmings, embroidery silks, etc., with examples of damask, whitework, drawn threadwork, lace and crochet, embroidery, monograms, etc., various sizes and condition

Provenance: From the collection of Lady Ottoline Morrell, thence by descent. Exhibited: Memorial exhibition at Black Hall, St. Giles, Oxford, 2nd14th February, 1925. Listed on pp.21/22 of the exhibition catalogue printed by Basil Blackwell in 1925: ‘Designed and completed a book cover of very bright colours on cream satin. Worked it almost entirely while I was in Rome. No pearls. This is at Black Hall, not yet given away. (The terrible war began this autumn, and for months I only knitted socks for the soldiers in the trenches.)’ (1) £200-300

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£70-100

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Dominic Winter  

Fine Art, Antiques & Photography | Thursday 6 October 2016 - High Res