Horse Chestnut Leaf Moquette Cushion – 40×40cm


  • Square moquette cushion
  • 40×40cm (approx. 16"×16")
  • Duck feather or synthetic inner
  • Hidden zip
  • Hand made from our own authentic moquette
  • Hard wearing and stain resistant
  • Visually striking and delightfully tactile
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The Product

Part of our range of home furnishings made from our own line of heritage moquettes, this 40cm cushion features a hidden zip and a plush insert. The moquette itself is designed and manufactured for use in passenger transport applications and is therefore extremely durable and has great stain resistance properties. By its nature, moquette is a heavy fabric with a wonderfully tactile texture that has to be felt to be believed. Choose from a duck feather or synthetic insert and this delightfully characterful cushion will add sparkle to your sofa or cheer to your chair.

The Pattern - Horse Chestnut Leaf

First introduced in 1951, this pattern is one of the earliest of the 'Festival of Britain' group of designs, commissioned for the new range of British Railways Standard coaches (later known as the Mark 1 Fleet). A mock-up of two compartments, one first class and one third class, was constructed and displayed at the Festival Exhibition site on the South Bank near Waterloo Station. These mock-ups, one of which features Horse Chestnut Leaf, and the other Boomerang, still exist in the National Railway Museum collection to this day.

Featuring a bold blue background offset with a vibrant yellow leaf motif, this pattern has an almost regal feel and has been used in the restoration of many 1st class saloons and dining cars the length of the British Isles.


All artifacts are packed securely and shipped using a tracked 48hr courier. We take our environmental impact seriously and try to reduce packaging materials wherever possible. There will be no plastic packaging in your parcel.

Weight 1.25 kg





Horse Chestnut Leaf


British Railways: 1948 – 1964

Pile Formation

Cut Pile

Cushion Insert

Duck Feather, Synthetic