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Ground: cotton and linen. Lower half: scrolling bands filled with flowers enclosing flowering fruit branches and exotic birds on trees which flank a central cartouche containing a basket of flowers; upper half: garlands of fruit and flowers framing formal motifs worked in polychrome wools in...

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Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French, 18th century

Object Place



164 x 247 cm (64 9/16 x 97 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts