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Jabot

2005.14.1 (RS102288)

Description

Two jabots, one with fringe (.1) and one without (.2); yellow silk with pink stylized flowers; three-inch border inset on two sides- at edge a third side- of yellow ground with pink flowers; .1 has pink and yellow silk-wrapped wooden spool fringe on two sides.

Details

Label
New York Winter Antique Show, January 2010: When Charles Russell Codman was completing the decoration of the parlor of his Beacon Hill home in 1824, he wrote to a friend in Paris, enlisting help. Codman sent exact dimensions of the bowed window wall, and asked his friend to find curtains that would complement his rose and yellow-colored carpet. Above all, he wanted articles "in the best of style-rich but not gaudy." While Historic New England has long owned faded remnants of the curtains that arrived from Paris, this nearly pristine sample is a recent discovery. (The gilded cornice is a reproduction of a period example in Historic New England's collection.)
Maker
unknown
Date
1824
Material
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Window or Door Covering
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
draperies (curtains)
Drapery
floral patterns
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
2005.14.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase with funds provided by a friend of Historic New England
GUSN
187739

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