Modernist embroideries by Marian Stoll

Three Modernist Embroideries by Marian Stoll. As a well known lover of the art of textiles, I am pleased to share these three embroideries from my personal collection. As happens to me time and again, I first encountered Marian Stoll’s work when I found and purchased an extraordinary embroidered firescreen in a junk shop in […]

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WAS Benson designs for lighting

WAS Benson, an innovative double reflector oil lamp c1895. WAS Benson’s light fittings are now well researched, recorded and sought after. This was not the case when my colleague Michael Whiteway (Haslam & Whiteway) and myself held the first retrospective exhibition of his work in 1981. Some of the items we showed and featured then […]

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