Wallpaper and textile designs from Atelier Martine, the wallpaper and textile arm of fashion designer Paul Poiret’s fashion empire. Atelier Martine started up in Paris around 1910 with shops in Berlin, London, and Philadelphia. They closed around 1929.

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“Eucalyptus.” Black background with six colors, white, lemon yellow, ultramarine blue, two tones of verdigris and dark green. Wallpaper design. ca. 1912. Impression from a cylinder. Collection of the Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Image © Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Fair use license. via http://archive.printeresting.org/2012/05/02/atelier-martine-wallpapers-paris-1911-1929/
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“Iris.” Pearl gray background with grass green, pink, light blue, purple, yellow, and black. Wallpaper design. ca. 1912. Impression from a cylinder. Impression from a cylinder. Collection of the Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Image © Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Fair use license. via http://archive.printeresting.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Iris1.jpg
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Panel of dress or furnishing fabric. 1920-29. Block printed cotton and linen with a plain weave. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Image © Art Institute of Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/86367/panel-dress-or-furnishing-fabric
Panel, block printed cotton and linen with a plain weave. 1920-1925.
Panel, block printed cotton and linen with a plain weave. 1920-1925. Possibly by Atelier Martine. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Image © Art Institute of Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/86403/panel

Beautiful antique fans. All lovely. Fan d’Evantails, Paris.

Fan in a balloon shape. ca. 1900-1920. Art Deco in style.
Fan in a balloon shape. ca. 1900-1920. Painted fabric sheet with a bone mount. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/1828-ballon-art-deco-eventail-vers-1900-1920.html
Clematis fan. Art Nouveau in style.
Clematis fan. Art Nouveau in style. Black gauze embroidered with sequins of various colors. Frame in real or perhaps faux tortoiseshell encrusted with sequins. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/2349-clematites-eventail-art-nouveau.html
Dragonfly balloon fan. Art Nouveau in style.
Dragonfly balloon fan. Art Nouveau in style. Silk mesh balloon sheet embroidered with golden and pearly pastilles. Horn mount, encrusted with golden pastilles. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/517-libellule-eventail-art-nouveau.html
Balloon fan, black fan with a sunray motif. Early 20th c.
Balloon fan, black fan with a sunray motif. Early 20th c. Tulle in black embroidered with golden sequins imitating rays. Frame in real or faux tortoiseshell. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/1637-soleil-noir-eventail-armure-debut-xxeme.html
Fan with a motif of swallows made of lace. ca. 1900.
Fan with a motif of swallows made of lace. ca. 1900. Folded in type with a lace sheet that depicts swallows embroidered with steel pellets. Tortoiseshell frame. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/440-les-hirondelles-de-dentelle-eventail-vers-1900.html
Fan with a motif of gold poppies. ca. 1905.
Fan with a motif of gold poppies. ca. 1905. Tulle leaf with gold poppies, painted and embroidered with golden sequins. Painted blackened wood frame. Ronot-Tutin, painter. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/1925-les-pavots-d-or-eventail-de-tutin-vers-1905.html
Fan in the motif of a white peacock. ca. 1905.
Fan in the motif of a white peacock. ca. 1905. Lobed silk sheet painted with a white peacock and embroidered with silver sequins. Horn mount. Signed Thomasse and Duvelleroy. Image © Fans d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/fr/eventails-art-nouveau/2397-paon-blanc-eventail-de-thomasse-et-duvelleroy-vers-1905.html

Peacock feathers that will never make you sneeze from Silver Studios. Founded in 1880 in London by Arthur Silver, they did a lot of design work for Liberty of London.

Peacock feather wallpaper. ca. 1895.
Peacock feather wallpaper. ca. 1895. Grass paper wallcovering. Designed by Arthur Silver for Rottmann-Silver. Image © 2019 Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University. Fair use license. via https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=220014&sos=0
"Peacock Feathers." 1887. Furnishing fabric.
“Peacock Feathers.” 1887. Roller printed cotton. Arthur Silver, designer. Designed for Liberty and Company. Rossendale Printing Company, maker. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O78872/peacock-feathers-furnishing-fabric-silver-arthur/
Sketch of symmetrical overlapping peacock feathers. Preparatory drawing for a wallcovering designed for Rottmann-Silver in 1884.
Sketch of symmetrical overlapping peacock feathers. Preparatory drawing for a wallcovering designed for Rottmann-Silver in 1884. Central feather in gold, green and blue. Eye with blue, green, mauve and orange. Pencil and gouache on copy paper. Image © 2019 Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University. Fair use license. via https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=219866&sos=0

Textiles celebrating America, right out of the 1920’s. H.R. Mallinson & Company, maker.

"Franklin's Key to Electricity," from the "Early American Series." 1929.
“Franklin’s Key to Electricity,” from the “Early American Series.” 1929. Dress silk. Image © Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Fair use license. via https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/collection/early-american-series-57083100
"Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone," from the "National Park" series.
“Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone,” from the “National Park” series. 1927. Printed dress silk. Image © National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Fair use license. via https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1166582
"Memories of the Alamo." 1929.
“Memories of the Alamo.” 1929. Printed dress silk. Image © Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Fair use license. via https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/collection/memories-alamo-57083100h?return=%2Fart-design%2Fcollection%3Fsearch_api_fulltext%3DH.R.%2520Mallinson%2520%2526%2520Co.

Textile designs by Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Living from 1868 to 1928 he studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Flowering bulb textile design. 1915-1923.
Flowering bulb textile design. 1915-1923. Watercolor and pencil. Image © Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow. Fair use license. via https://rampages.us/gdtheory/tag/charles-rennie-mackintosh/
Tobacco flower textile design. Undated.
Tobacco flower textile design. Undated. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Image © Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow. Fair use license. via http://community.artauthority.net/work.asp?wid=97236&pos=123
Textile design with stylized floral motifs. ca. 1918.
Textile design with stylized floral motifs. ca. 1918. Pencil and watercolor. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O692580/textile-design-mackintosh-charles-rennie/
Textile design. 1917.
Textile design. 1917. Watercolor and pencil. Image © 2018 Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://www.blouinartsalesindex.com/auctions/Charles-Rennie-Mackintosh-7102156/Textile-Design-1917

Lace as delicate as a wild flower and just as lovely. Collections of the Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest.

Lace trimming for an alb. 1650-1700.
Lace trimming for an alb. 1650-1700. Needlepoint lace made with flax yarn. Venetian. Image © Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. Fair use license. via http://collections.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/lace-trimming-embroidered-apparel-for-an-alb-liturgival-vestment/2479?i=58
Flat point Venetian lace. 1750-1799.
Flat point Venetian lace. 1750-1799. Needlepoint lace with linen thread. Probably made in France or Italy. Image © Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. Fair use license. via http://collections.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/csipke-point-plat-de-venice/14546?i=86
Lace band. 1650-1699.
Lace band. 1650-1699. Needlepoint lace with flax yarn. Made in Italy. Image © Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. Fair use license. via http://collections.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/lace-band/39456?i=87

Animal purses by Judith Leiber

"Avalon Flamingo Crystal Clutch Bag."
“Avalon Flamingo Crystal Clutch Bag.” Contemporary. American. Judith Leiber Couture, maker. Image © 2019, Neiman Marcus. Fair use license. via https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/judith-leiber-couture-avalon-flamingo-crystal-clutch-bag-prod201070255?ecid=NMAF__Lyst+US&CS_003=5630585&utm_
Fish handbag.
Fish handbag. Installation view, Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Undated. American. Judith Leiber Couture, maker. © Judith Leiber Couture. Fair use license. via https://www.justgoplacesblog.com/mad-museum/
Penguin clutch.
Penguin clutch. Undated. American. Judith Leiber Couture, maker. © Judith Leiber Couture. Fair use license. via https://www.purseblog.com/evening-bags/add-a-glittering-jewel-to-your-wardrobe-with-a-judith-leiber-clutch-from-christies/attachment/judith-leiber-penguin-clutch/