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Panel (one of two panels) The Doves

French (Lyon)
about 1780
Designed by Philippe de Lasalle (French, 1723–1805)

Object Place: Lyon, France


Overall: 141 x 54 cm (55 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: rose and white silk. Weft: green and white silk. Medallions of pairs of doves brocaded with gray, white, and beige silk threads within floral wreaths and bordered by double stripes containing small circles and hexagons woven in green and white silk lampas; rose silk satin ground. Doves repeat, in reverse, the motif from “Les Colombes” (MFA 61.1032). Similar panels supplied to VandA, London; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Good condition.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund