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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 89.5 x 87 cm (35 1/4 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2013.749

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Navy blue boarder with images of gold studs on the sides and gold locks in the corner (each lock has unique design). The boarder is outlined with a bronze band outlined in black. Within the border is a large cream white square with rounded corners. In the center of the white background is a large gold lock with navy tassles. The cente of the lock is navy with images of gold keys. Encircling the lock are gold keys alternating in size, placement, and design. A blue braided cord loops through each key in a circle.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder