Chair Slipcover

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1930-1940

GUSN

GUSN-10514

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

Descriptive Terms

slipcovers (furniture coverings)
chintz
cotton (textile)
fringe
machine sewing (technique)
toile (textile material)
upholstering
Classical
floral patterns
fountains
animals
figure- and animal-derived motifs
peafowl
Cotton
Toile
Chintz
Fringe
Machine Sewn
Upholstered
Floral
Peacock
Classical
Fountain and Animals
SLIPCOVER

Inscription

Printed along selvage: The Golden Age (J.B. Huet, 1745-1811) [and symbol (see worksheet for sketch)]

Associated Building

Original To Rundlet-May House,

Maker

Huet, Jean Baptiste (Designer)

Location of Origin

Jouy, France

Dimensions

37 x 25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.673A

Reference Notes

Bredif. Printed French Textiles. [No Publisher].

Places

New Hampshire (United States)