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Bed valance

Description

Swag valance gathered intermitantly w/ rosettes of red and white copper plate cotton w/ linen backing of 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 at back juncture of copper plate panel w/ plain linen panel: ""T""
Material
copper (metal)
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
linen (material)
piecing
plate (material)
toile (textile material)
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
bed valances
Classical
copper (metal)
Copper Plate
Cotton
cotton (textile)
French Revolution
hand weaving
Linen
linen (material)
Pastoral
pastoral
Pieced
piecing
plate (material)
revolutions
Toile
toile (textile material)
VALANCE
Woven
People and organizations
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Dimensions
26 x 260 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.78B
GUSN
6767

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