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Valance: America Paying Homage to France

Fragment of a curtain

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


137.2 x 67.9 cm (54 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copper-plate printed

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of a curtain, right side hemmed; 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


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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne