French (Lyon)
about 1787
Designed by Joseph Bourne (French, 1740–1808)

Object Place: France


Overall: 310 x 214 cm (122 1/16 x 84 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bedspread made of three widths of material; silk lampas; light blue ground with design, in taupe and ivory silk wefts, of be-ribboned poodles dancing on scrolls, Vulcan at forge, sea horse and fountain, swags, trophies of war, caduceus, etc.; border, sewed on all four sides, of rinceau with serpents and caryatids on sides; in each corner a lion’s head; only center panel unseamed; slightly faded in irregular areas; trimmed on all four edges with pale blue and ivory silk galloon; lined with ivory taffeta; cracked in many places.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Helen Howard Hudson Whipple and Mrs. Alice Wayland Hudson White