Double Damask is one of those designs sitting in our collection for ages, there is hardly any demand for it and I wonder why. It was one of the first designs we made after we got hold of the book “Spanish Leather” by John W. Waterer published by Fabre and Fabre in 1971 Plate 61 shows 2 pictures of the design
Mr Waterer analyses and describes so well the pattern that I just have his text copied 😉
As he says the leather panel in V&A is tooled leather, which we modified so to add the embossing. Why ?
Anyone’s guess I don’t remember.
Its a tricky design, difficult to explain I’ll try to illustrate, stay with me !