Jacket auction

Auction jacket © Roger Bloxham

Auction jacket

Your chance to own a replica Morris & Co. Golden Lily design jacket, centrepiece of our current exhibition, which will be auctioned to raise funds for our conservation work at Standen.

Morris & Co revival exhibition

Our current exhibition Morris & Co Revival (ends 31st August) charts the turbulent modern history of Morris & Co. from unfashionable obscurity in the 1950s, to the iconic and enduring brand we know today. Morris & Co., the interior design business set up by William Morris and partners in 1861, was extremely popular in the late 19th century, but by 1950 its designs had become out of sync with the tastes of the day. Over the next few decades the company explored different takes on the traditional designs and production methods to remain competitive and appeal to modern audiences.

Visit our latest exhibition to discover the bright and flamboyant designs of Morris & Co. in the psychedelic sixties, re-live design favourites such as Strawberry Thief and Golden Lily and see how the company continues to thrive today as one of the most successful design brands that continues to produce wallpaper and textiles in the UK.

Golden Lily jacket

The replica jacket, made from Morris & Co’s Golden Lily design fabric and similar to one worn by Beatles star George Harrison in the 1960s is being sold in an online auction. The jacket was made by talented Standen volunteer Sally Roberson. The auction will run Friday 22 - Sunday 31 August on eBay.

All funds raised from the auction will help us to conserve original Morris & Co. Trellis wallpaper at Standen that has been re-discovered after a false ceiling was removed. You will be able find out more about this exciting re-discovery on our web pages once we begin the conservation project.

Jacket details:
• made of dress-weight cotton printed with Golden Lily design
• lady's untailored jacket, unlined, with two pockets
• large size (UK 16-18/USA 16)
• ruffles & cuffs not part of jacket