French - Furnishing Fabric, about 1675-1725

French

Furnishing Fabric with Figure of a Woman with Flowers, about 1675-1725

Linen tabby embroidered with polychrome wool and silk yarns, 47.3 x 55.2 cm (18 5/8 x 21 3/4 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

T18s30

Provenance

Gift from the interior decorator Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934) to Isabella Stewart Gardner at an unknown date.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 148. (as French or Flemish, dated 17th century)
Rollin van N. Hadley. “Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 8, no. 29 (21 Mar. 1965), p. 2.
Adolph S. Cavallo. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1986), p. 155, no. 106, ill. (as French, dated 1675-1725)


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Commentary

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