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Length

Manufactory:
Woven by Séguin et Cie
Patron:
Comissioned by Napoléon Bonaparte (French, Ajaccio 1769–1821 St. Helena)
Date:
ca. 1805–15
Culture:
French, Lyons
Medium:
Silk and two types of metal thread
Dimensions:
L. 70 x W. 24 inches (177.8 x 61.0 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.134.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
This unused length was intended to serve as part of a bed-hanging at the Fontainebleau palace.
Inscription: On one end of back: fontainblau [sic]
Herman A. Elsberg (until d. 1938) ; Estate of Herman A. Elsberg (1938–40; sold to MMA)
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