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Decorative wall panel: The Doves

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Crimson silk satin ground brocaded with design named "Les Colombes" of morning glories forming trellises from which hand floral baskets alternating with rings in which sit a pair of doves. Some piecing and wear. Weaving workshop of Camille Pernon. Design by Phillippe de la Salle...

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Commissioned by Catherine II Empress of Russia for her summer home near Leningrad, Tsarskoe Selo; removed about 1917; sold by Soviet government; purchased by the MFA, Boston from Loewi-Robertson, June 13, 1984.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

French, about 1780

Object Place

Lyon, France


301 cm (118 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin, brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Arts