Length of furnishing fabric
Possibly manufactured by Grand Frères (French)
Object Place: Lyons?, France
53.34 x 90.49 cm (21 x 35 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; jacquard woven
Not On View
Length with red satin ground, green rectangular cartouches with alternating designs of satyr playing a lute and satyr pouring a libation. Cartouches surrounded by arabesques of black, yellow, and green, backed with red silk plain weave. Design resembles that of a textile found in the Casita del Labrador à Aranjuez, designed by Dugourc and woven by Pernon in 1797. This textile was probably woven by the Lyon firm of Grand Frères, the successor to Pernon, because it is unlikely that another firm would have appropriated such a famous design. This design is an example of the neoclassical revival (in the style of Bidermeier), and the colors indicate that it was produced for the European market.
Purchased by dealer at auction by Vincent de Muizon - Dominique Le Coent, Senlis France; formerly in a "grand Parisian collection"
Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund