Towel

European
1870s


Place of Use: Paris, France

Dimensions

101 x 61 cm (39 3/4 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

2001.682

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton 4/1 broken twill ground, polychrome supplementary weft patterned borders; jacquare woven

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hand towel with 4/1 broken twill ground, polychrome band at lower edges in blue, gold and red depicting horse-drawn Russian sleigh; hand-tied linen fringe embroidered with initials CCC for owner Mary Corbin Chevonnet-Champollion

Provenance

Mary Corbin Cheronnét-Champollion, wife of Count René Cheronnét-Champollion, part of her trousseau in Paris during the 1870s; to her grandson, René Cheronnét-Champollion II by inheritance; to his wife, Stella Trafford about 1950; gift to MFA, September 26, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of my late husband René Cheronnét-Champollion