Nympheus is one of my favourite Baker linens. This 1915 design – adapted from a Ming dynasty painted silk scroll acquired by the British Museum – features kingfishers, egrets and lotus leaves. Sometime ago it was featured on the wall of Baker’s showroom at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre – and looked stunning. The fabric, available in six colourways, makes fantastic cushions and I’ve now added it to the website – http://crescentupholstery.co.uk/product/nympheus/.
The 100% linen fabric has a suggested selling price of £98 (2017) and, therefore, makes up as a relatively expensive cushion – but it is a showstopper! Because of the large vertical pattern repeat and the placing of the whole design on the fabric, it’s available as a large cushion only to minimize ‘wastage’ – 58.5 cm (23”) – either with a feather or polyester interior, or the cushion case only.
A ‘complete’ egret features on the front of any cushion, but, because of the repeat it may be in any position on the left – i.e. top, middle or bottom. The reverse is cut ‘run of fabric’. All the cushions are made to your specific order – so if the size is not quite what you’re looking for, contact me at email@example.com and, hopefully, I’ll be able to help.