Decorative wall panel: The Doves

French
about 1780
Designed by Philippe de Lasalle (French, 1723–1805)


Object Place: Lyon, France

Dimensions

301 cm (118 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1984.220

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, brocaded

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Crimson silk satin ground brocaded with design named “Les Colombes” of morning glories forming trellises from which hand floral baskets alternating with rings in which sit a pair of doves. Some piecing and wear. Weaving workshop of Camille Pernon. Design by Phillippe de la Salle (1723-1805).

Provenance

Commissioned by Catherine II Empress of Russia for her summer home near Leningrad, Tsarskoe Selo; removed about 1917; sold by Soviet government; purchased by the MFA, Boston from Loewi-Robertson, June 13, 1984.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund