Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1850
L. 98 x W. 21 inches (248.9 x 53.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
This furnishing textile epitomizes Rococo Revival textiles, with flowers enclosed in asymmetrical cartouches comprised of """ and "S" scrolls. Mid-eighteenth-century Rococo textiles did not make use of the cartouche in this way; this motif has been lifted from other eighteenth-century art forms such as furniture, carved wall panels (boiserie), and silver. Revival styles were particularly popular in the United States, and French textiles were frequently imported for use in upper-class American homes of the mid-nineteenth century. The carpet in the Museum's Rococo Revival Parlor displays a similar combination of asymmetrical scrolls and floral bouquets.
[ Dalva Brothers, Inc. , 1948; sold to MMA]
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