Length of furnishing fabric: Exotic Birds and Foliage

French
1941
Designed by Jules Leleu (French, 1883–1961), Designed by Madeleine Lagrange (French), For Bianchini-Férier (French, founded 1888)


Object Place: Lyon, France

Dimensions

Overall: 294.6 x 131.4cm (116 x 51 3/4in.)

Accession Number

2002.11

Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Jacquard woven silk with ten rows of powder blue birds among large leaves and flowers, possibly lupins. Made for the ocean liner Maréchal Pétain (subsequently renamed Marseillaise).

Provenance

Bianchini-Ferier Collection; Francesa Galloway, London; Purchased by the MFA January 23, 2002

Credit Line

Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Jane Marsland and Judith A. Marsland Fund, Frank M. and Mary T. B. Ferrin Fund, Alice M. Bartlett Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund