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Decorative wall panel

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Complete wall panel. Cream-colored satin ground brocaded and embroidered with polychrome silks. Design, top to bottom: three butterflies within a square formed of fliage and pink blossoms; rose sprigs and festoon; parrot (embroidered); blue vase holding asters; pair of affronted pheasants;...

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Provenance

Commissioned by Spanish court for the Casita del Labrador at Aranjuez; purchased by the MFA, Boston, from Miss Elinor Merrell, December 12, 1957.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

French, about 1790

Object Place

Lyon, France

Dimensions

60.7 x 360.7 cm (23 7/8 x 142 in.); Legacy dimension: 142 1/4 x 24 in. (360.7 x 60.7 cm)

Accession Number

57.746

Medium or Technique

Silk; discontinuous supplementary pattern wefts of silk yarns with embroidery on satin-weave ground

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles