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Chair Slipcover

1971.673A (RS117683)

Description

For Federal Style easy chair; fitted for back, arms and seat; applied gimp headed fringe in red at bottom edge. Toile design rusty red of oval medallion with reclining, Grecian woman in center; swag suspended across bottom. Above statue of women supporting fountain flanked by peacock and rooster. Surrounding central image reed-filled urns, livestock and eagle within plaque; small scale diamond grid in red lines; white ground.

Details

Maker
Huet, Jean Baptiste (Designer)
Date
1930-1940
Inscriptions
Printed along selvage: The Golden Age (J.B. Huet, 1745-1811) [and symbol (see worksheet for sketch)]
Location of origin
Jouy, France
Associated Building
Original To Rundlet-May House. Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
chintz
cotton (textile)
fringe
machine sewing (technique)
toile (textile material)
upholstering
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
animals
Chintz
chintz
Classical
Cotton
cotton (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Fountain and Animals
fountains
Fringe
fringe
machine sewing (technique)
Machine Sewn
Peacock
peafowl
SLIPCOVER
slipcovers (furniture coverings)
Toile
toile (textile material)
Upholstered
upholstering
Dimensions
37 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.673A
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
10514
Reference Notes
Bredif. Printed French Textiles. [No Publisher].

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