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Length of furnishing fabric: Exotic Birds and Foliage

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Jacquard woven silk with ten rows of powder blue birds among large leaves and flowers, possibly lupins. Made for the ocean liner Maréchal Pétain (subsequently renamed Marseillaise).

Provenance

Bianchini-Ferier Collection; Francesa Galloway, London; Purchased by the MFA January 23, 2002

Credit Line

Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Jane Marsland and Judith A. Marsland Fund, Frank M. and Mary T. B. Ferrin Fund, Alice M. Bartlett Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund

French, 1941

Object Place

Lyon, France

Dimensions

Overall: 294.6 x 131.4cm (116 x 51 3/4in.)

Accession Number

2002.11

Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles