Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Furnishing textile

Date:
1880s
Culture:
French
Medium:
Silk; compound weave, brocaded
Dimensions:
72.5 x 21.5 in. (184.2 x 54.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.174
Not on view
The Renaissance Revival style was particularly strong in France through much of the nineteenth century. This furnishing textile displays a typical combination of Renaissance-inspired strapwork allied with unmistakably nineteenth-century floral designs. The naturalistically rendered flowers and leaves meander in and around the deep red strapwork support, which is accented with small jewel-like medallions.
[ Cora Ginsburg LLC , 2001, sold to MMA ]
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