Textiles from 20th

Collection by Dress Me Guide Me

Dress Me Guide Me
The elegant portiere is the most recent addition to the Museum's collection of more than forty works by Candace Wheeler. It is a companion piece to a large embroidery given by her daughter Dora Wheeler Keith in 1928

BEFORE ELSIE DE WOLFE: Meet Candace Wheeler, the Mother of Interior Design — Lynn Byrne

Elsie de Wolfe gets all of the credit. But from 1877 through 1893, another woman was the acknowledged expert on anything to do with decorative textiles and interiors. Some folks have called her the “mother” of interior design, particularly because she was the first person (who

Bees with Honeycomb

Candace Wheeler | Bees with Honeycomb | The Met

Alice in Wonderland Tiles

Alice in Wonderland Tiles | Victorian Nursery Tiles | CFA Voysey for Minton Co.

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland was incredibly popular in the late 19th century. Arts and Crafts Designer, CFA Voysey, produced Alice in Wonderland nursery tiles based on the popular Victorian story in the 1890s and reinvented his characters as a fabric 30 years later. CFA Voysey's tiles were produced and sold by Minton Co.

When in doubt just William Morris. Is it a table cloth? A button down? A suit? A chuppah?

William Morris