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


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.