Bed curtain

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1789

GUSN

GUSN-25736

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

Descriptive Terms

bed curtains
copper (metal)
plate (material)
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
linen (material)
piecing
toile (textile material)
Classical
revolutions
pastoral
Cotton
Copper Plate
Toile
Linen
Woven
Pieced
Classical
French Revolution
Pastoral
CURTAIN

Inscription

X stitch on back corner of C: ""D.G."" or ""O.G.""

Associated Person

Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

84.5 x 28 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1982.78C