about 1787
Designed by Joseph-Gaspard Picard (French, 1752–1818)

Object Place: France


208 x 340 cm (81 7/8 x 133 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; lampas

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Panel; large wall panel of silk compound satin; ground, originally blue, now light neutral yellow; made of three widths of material (only one is complete) including be-ribboned poodles dancing on scrolls; vulcan at forge; sea horse and fountains, swags, trophies of war, caduceus, etc.; woven in taupe and ivory silk wefts; border sewed on all fours sides of rinceau with serpents (top and bottom) and with heads of lions smoking pipes and caryatids on sides; in each corner, a lion’s head; two horizontal seams near top of center; worn, tender; left border all color gone; cracked and broken through almost entire length with water stains extending entire length of panel; right half of panel has color almost gone.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund