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

Object Place: France


210 x 338 cm (82 11/16 x 133 1/16 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 horses and fountains, swags, trophies of war, caduceus, etc.; border sewed on all four 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; bluish satin in parts; tender, badly faded, worn, stained, and a number of tears; nail holes in edges.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund