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Friday, 26 September 2014

I keep seeing our sofa's upholstery fabric on television programmes - it's "Jacobean tapestry fabric"

Here's a picture of our sofa's upholstery fabric.

Over the last few years I've been noticing it in television programmes such as Jeeves and Wooster, Sherlock Holmes (with Jeremy Brett and co) and on Foyle's War. Possibly it's an ITV / Granada / ITV3 thing. I've been trying to find out what it is.
Here's what looks like an extremely similar pattern on a chair that Edward Hardwicke's sitting on (as Dr Watson), episode 'The Priory School'.

It's the same fabric isn't it? 

I have now found out what it's called, from a fabric supplier - "Jacobean Tapestry Fabric, Teastain". I feel I can rest easy now ;)

Illustrative picture showing the full-colour pattern pinched from their website follows... (our version is less colourful)

Here is a clipped bit of an image of some curtains

December 2014 - I also spotted it (below) on a YouTube video of the children's television programme from the early 1980s, The Box of Delights.

August 2015 - just spotted it in a video clip of A room with a view in which the lovely Rupert Graves portrays Freddy Honeychurch, while apparently sitting on one of our chairs ;)

October 2015 - Foyle's War, S2E1, Fifty Ships

November 2015
Spotted it again in Agatha Christie's Marple 'A Murder is Announced' which I am watching now on 22 Nov at 4pm.

February 2016
While watching an episode of the Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery I spotted that John Watson was making notes while sitting on our sofa's sibling.


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