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French valance

French, late 18th-century valance. Pale, neutral green satin ground. Symmetrical pattern, in cream silk bound in tabby weave, shows a fountain flanked by a pair of female nudes each leaning on dolphin fountainheads; at sides, conventionalized leaves terminating in cocks' heads, tied together...

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Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve

French, 18th century

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Silk; Lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts