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White hand towel with 4/1 broken twill ground, polychrome band at lower edges in blue, gold and red depicting horse-drawn Russian sleigh; hand-tied linen fringe embroidered with initials CCC for owner Mary Corbin Chevonnet-Champollion


Mary Corbin Cheronnét-Champollion, wife of Count René Cheronnét-Champollion, part of her trousseau in Paris during the 1870s; to her grandson, René Cheronnét-Champollion II by inheritance; to his wife, Stella Trafford about 1950; gift to MFA, September 26, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of my late husband René Cheronnét-Champollion

European, 1870s

Place of Use

Paris, France


101 x 61 cm (39 3/4 x 24 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton 4/1 broken twill ground, polychrome supplementary weft patterned borders; jacquare woven


Textiles and Fashion Arts