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Valance: America Paying Homage to France

Fragment of a valance

French (Jouy)
after 1789
Fabric designed by Jean-Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811), Fabric manufactured by Manufacture Royale de Oberkampf à Jouy


Object Place: Jouy, France

Dimensions

47 x 142.2 cm (18 1/2 x 56 in.)

Accession Number

40.770a

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copper-plate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Section of a valance; cotton copperplate-printed blue on white with the personification of America paying homage to France; a post 1789 version of this design in which the figure of France no longer wears a crown and the fleur de lis formerly decorating the orb no longer appears

Provenance

Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne; gift to the MFA, November 14, 1940

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne