Portiere

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1875-1885

GUSN

GUSN-64974

Description

Machine woven pile, maroon, brown, and gold predominating. Elongated symmetrical panel of stylized meandering floral vine repeating vertically and emanating from a stepped pedestal base with similar stylized floral motif. Maroon ground. Border is large stylized blossoms on back ground with secondary line borders. Case at top for rod. Hanging is two sided.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portieres
chenille (yarn)
silk (textile)
floral patterns
Curtain
Curtain, Doorway
Portiere
Silk
Chenille
Floral
Portiere

Associated Building

Original To Bowen Family House (Brooklyn, N.Y.),

Related Items

Title Portiere Accession Number 1970.655.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Window & Door Coverings

Dimensions

124 1/4 x 52 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.655.1

Places

New York state (United States)