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Description

T-shaped; red print on white ground; central motif of seated Louis XVI wearing Roman armor; lion at feet. Standing woman holds pike with liberty cap on top offers scales of justice to female Liberty accompanied by Mars and Minerva; followed by French citizen and Mercury. Cartouches of peasants plowing; scenes of dancing peasants; merchant ships in harbor. Below main motif framed oval scene of Bastille. Commercial corded and fuzzyball red and white fringe applied to scalloped side panel edges and along seams. Puffed rosettes attached at top corners; quilted in diamond pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1789
Inscriptions
Printed in scrolls: Louis XVI Restaurateur de la Libertes Demolition de la Bastile 14 Juliet 1789
Associated Building
Exhibited At Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.). Subject Bastille.
Material
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
fringe
linen (material)
quilting
stitching
toile (textile material)
wholecloth quilts
Object type
Bedding
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
animals
Aves (class)
Bird
Classical
Cloth
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
French Revolution
Fringe
fringe
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Mythical Animal
Pastoral
pastoral
QUILT
Quilted
quilting
quilts
revolutions
Stipple Engraved
stitching
Toile
toile (textile material)
wholecloth quilts
People and organizations
Bastille
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Mars
Mercury
Minerva
Dimensions
111 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.78A
GUSN
9989
Reference Notes
Bredif. Printed French Textiles. [No Publisher].
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