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Textile fragment with large, naturalistic floral pattern in brown and grayish-purple; dark and light brown and white geraniums, berries and other flowers with grayish-purple stems and leaves; thin grayish-purple striped background with short, parallel, diagonal "breaks"; glazed surface


Probably used by donor's family in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Mrs. Asa Gray; Gift to the MFA, April 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray

Furniture chintz

Probably French or English, used in America, 1861

Place of Use

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

probably England or France


19 x 42 cm (7 1/2 x 16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts