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Copperplate printed design in red of parrots, magpies, and other birds perched on branches of a tree bearing fruit and roses. All cotton Engraved on branch under large bird: "Designed and Engraved by (?). (?)enn" Blue threads woven into the selvedge; block printed border along two edges....

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Textile Curator's Fund

about 1780


90.17 x 204.47 cm (35 1/2 x 80 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 80 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.

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Cotton; copperplate printed design of birds, flowers and fruit in red on white ground


Textiles and Fashion Arts