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Bed curtain

Description

Rectangular pieced red and white copper plate curtain panel, backed in linen, quilted in diamond pattern, nail holes across; scenes of "Louis XVI restaurateur de la Libertie" w/ central image of seated Louis XVI in Roman armour w/ lion at his feet welcoming "Liberty" accompanied by Mars & Minerva, next to him is woman holding a cap of liberty on the end of a pine--to the right are a "citizen" and Mercury--above is a cartouche w/ 2 men plowing, w/ other smaller scenes around this motif.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1789
Inscriptions
X stitch on back corner of C: ""D.G."" or ""O.G.""
Material
copper (metal)
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
linen (material)
piecing
plate (material)
toile (textile material)
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
bed curtains
Classical
copper (metal)
Copper Plate
Cotton
cotton (textile)
CURTAIN
French Revolution
hand weaving
Linen
linen (material)
Pastoral
pastoral
Pieced
piecing
plate (material)
revolutions
Toile
toile (textile material)
Woven
People and organizations
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Dimensions
84.5 x 28 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.78C
GUSN
25736

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