Jabot

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1824

GUSN

GUSN-187739

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

Descriptive Terms

draperies (curtains)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
floral patterns
Drapery

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

Object Type

Window or Door Covering

Credit Line

Museum Purchase with funds provided by a friend of Historic New England

Accession Number

2005.14.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)