Floral Chintz I

Scope and Content

It is unlikely that Drawer 38 was this folder's permanent home, though its permanent location remains unknown. Why these designs were stored incorrectly is unclear. It is possible that these designs were being used by staff in the design department at the time of the transfer of the design archive, and were hurriedly put away instead of being correctly placed in their own drawers. The designs are very mixed indeed, both in terms of style and size, and cover a very large date range, from around the 1870s to the 1990s. There are designs by, amongst others, J Stauffacher and many ascribed to GG, which could refer to George Grant, Head of Design at A F Stoddard & Co Ltd in the 1980s and 1990s. There are also copies of exhibits on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Some designs consist of several seperate pieces of paper and have therefore been catalogued as single items with multiple parts. Where items are folded and stapled or clipped together the size recorded is that when folded. Some have been given a design number, some are dated, while a few also note contract details.