Rococo, Louis XV-style panel: Meandering Designs of Flowers, Fur and Pagodas

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

105 x 108 cm (41 5/16 x 42 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 42 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.

Accession Number

1977.692

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocaded with polychrome silk threads on silk taffeta lisere ground

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Composed of two widths of silk weaving, with silver lace border applied to all sides. Pattern of two vertical undulating ribbons of fur and flowers with polychrome floral sprays at center points, above which are small scenes with pagodas and exotic trees woven in white; bridges over water on which sit pots of flowers of white yarns apear at bends of ribbons. Fair condition, central area soiled and stained. Liseré patterning in ground. 7/85 Photography: B/W, color slides.

Provenance

Dressed and Furnished in Flowers (1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hannah A. Saltonstall