William Morris Strawberry Thief Red Tapestry Footstool
This fine quality cotton jacquard loom woven tapestry footstool in the Strawberry Thief design by William Morris in a red colourway has wood turned bun feet with traditional brass stud detailing and measures 35 cm x 35 cm x 15 cm (14" x 14" x 6").
We also sell this footstool in a blue colourway.
Strawberry Thief was designed by William Morris in 1883 with birds drawn by his architect friend Philip Webb. Strawberry Thief was inspired by the Morris family efforts to grow strawberries at their home Kelmscott Manor but being thwarted by thrushes who would creep under the netting and eat the fruit. Morris insisted that the birds be left undisturbed.