Arthur Sanderson & Sons
Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd, now known simply as Sanderson, is a British manufacturer of fabrics and wallpaper, founded in 1860.
The company was founded in 1860 in Islington, London by Arthur Sanderson (1829-1882) who began by importing French wallpapers. After several moves, Sanderson established a factory of his own in Chiswick in 1879. The old factory was replaced by a Grade II* listed building designed by Charles Voysey in 1902. The Chiswick factory was destroyed by fire in 1928.
After Arthur Sanderson's death, the business was taken over by his three sons, John, Arthur Bengough and Harold. In 1919 Sanderson and Sons opened a new factory in Uxbridge to manufacture fabrics. In 1924 Arthur Bengough Sanderson received a Royal Warrant as "Purveyor of Wallpapers and Paints" to George V.
The original blocks for William Morris's wallpaper designs were included in the purchase of Jeffrey & Co. When Morris & Co. was dissolved in 1940, Sanderson and Sons bought its wallpaper business and rights to use the Morris name.