Antique 1930s Liberty of London

Antique 1930s Liberty of London


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Vintage Liberty of London Deco Silk Scarf and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow

Fabulous large cushion (pillow) created from an exquisite rare vintage Liberty of London silk scarf. Beautifully soft to touch with a unique stylised feather design and dramatically framed in a black boarder. Note the old style of Liberty's logo in the bottom right hand corner. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles, lined with a layer of soft bamboo wadding, filled with new duck feather insert and a concealed zip. Founded by Arthur Liberty, the world famous British department store Liberty of London began trading in 1875 in a small shop called East India House, by the 1920s it was a leading establishment. Liberty was not a designer himself but a businessman who had a gift for recognising talent and new trends, hiring the top designers of the time. By the 50s the store had a seasonal brochure dedicated solely to it’s scarves and still today a third of the ground floor of it’s magnificent mock-Tudor London flagship store is devoted to scarves. Throughout the 20s and 30s Liberty produced scarves in designs heavily influenced by Egypt and the Orient, appealing to the continuing fashion for the exotic. Liberty’s block printed scarves on silk by hand were produced in relatively small numbers. This was reflected in their price which were typically double that of a machine print. A characteristic of 30s prints were soft polka dots similar to the ones seen in this superb example. An artefact from the past and yet it makes an astonishingly contemporary piece for fit todays interiors. 

A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric.

Handcrafted in Ireland

Created by designer-maker Katie Larmour


Color: Rich antique gold / bright mustard, charcoal grey, leaf green, yellow ochre, faint brown.

Size: 21“x 21“

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