Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chair back and seat cover

Date:
1780–90
Culture:
French
Medium:
Silk
Dimensions:
a) L. 22 1/2 x W. 20 1/2 inches 57.2 x 52.1 cm b) L. 20 3/4 x W. 19 1/2 inches 52.7 x 49.5 cm
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.134.11a, b
Not on view
Herman A. Elsberg (until d. 1938) ; Estate of Herman A. Elsberg (1938–40; sold to MMA)
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