Fragment of a wall covering

possibly Dutch
mid-18th century

Object Place: possibly Holland


101 x 78.7 cm (39 3/4 x 31 in.) 110.5 x 77.5 cm (43 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk 7/1 satin with supplementary continuous and discontinuous patterning wefts tied in 1/3 S-twill order on front

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two widths of material; red satin ground; large-scale chinoiserie design, one unit to a width; on left, hunting scene with man standing on back of dog riding towards leopards and rabbits under flower covered trellis; hunter on horseback in upper center; crouching hunter in center foreground; at right, couple seated in ball-turreted pagoda in center; lady and two servants in boat in foreground; variety of birds, insects, flowers in interspaces; originally one long panel cut at end of deisgn to match repeat horizontally; used as a wall covering, lots of glue and nail holes around edges; top edge, right, shaped.


Acquired in Europe by Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $950. (Accession Date: June 14, 1951)

[1] Probably from a dealer, apparently named Ghiron (?).

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund