Object Place: France
61 x 95.5 cm (24 x 37 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
French, late 18th-century valance.
Pale, neutral green satin ground. Symmetrical pattern, in cream silk bound in tabby weave, shows a fountain flanked by a pair of female nudes each leaning on dolphin fountainheads; at sides, conventionalized leaves terminating in cocks’ heads, tied together with ribbon; below, clusters of fruits, flowers and leaves. Trimmed all around with green and cream braid; lined with heavy linen and green lutestring. Faded; soiled.
Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve