Decorative wall panel: The Doves
Designed by Philippe de Lasalle (French, 1723–1805)
Object Place: Lyon, France
301 cm (118 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin, brocaded
Not On View
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).
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.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund