Designer: Silver Studio

Retailer: Richard Stanway

Designed 1897

Printed velveteen

165.25 x 81 cm (65 X 31 3/4 inches)

Richard Stanway (active 1870s -1905) was a retailer who bought designs from many leading designers and commissioned manufacturers to make them for him. He had briefly been a partner of Benjamin Warner in 1878 but by 1880 he was trading from his own premises in London and through representatives across the country. Stanway stocked velvets, velveteens, cretonnes, silks and laces, often reselling designs to other retailers both in England and in France. He was a leading supplier of fabrics in the 1890s.