Pair of chair seat covers

Painted designs in the style of Jean Pillement French

Not on view

This is a rare surviving example of 18th century painted silk upholstery panels that were designed to be removable, presumably for the seasonal change of show covers which was a French tradition. The additional marking of the reverse connects these covers to the practice of marking furniture frames, no doubt the numbers on these covers corresponded to the frames on which they were used.

Pair of chair seat covers, Painted designs in the style of Jean Pillement (French, Lyons 1728–1808 Lyons), Painted and woven silk, probably French

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Front 2014.710.1