Textile Design with Alternating Rosettes of Pearls Flanked with Abstract Palmettes of Dots
Anonymous, Alsatian, 19th century Alsatian
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Rectangular sheet of paper with a textile design from a group, dated 1840, made in Mulhouse, Alsace, which was an important nineteenth-century center for textile production in the Haut-Rhin region of France. The design is made up out of alternating rosettes of six pearls flanked below with abstract palmettes of dots of light tan color over a dark reddish-brown ground. Stipples in dark reddish-brown create shadows towards the bottom of the dotted palmettes.