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A work made of silk and cotton, twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut pile-on-pile voided velvet; band of partially uncut pile.
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  • A work made of silk and cotton, twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut pile-on-pile voided velvet; band of partially uncut pile.

Date:

1860/80

Artist:

Produced by Mathevon et Bouvard, 1810–1895
France, Lyon

About this artwork

This velvet features a design with two different lengths of cut pile on a voided ground. At the bottom of this length, there is a band woven with the same material and in the same pattern, executed with cut and uncut velvet. The uncut loops look markedly different in comparison to the cut pile, a distinction that highlights the way in which designers and weavers of velvet can exploit and manipulate velvet piles to create subtle or dramatic effects.

-Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Mathevon et Bouvard (Producer)

Title

Panel

Place

Lyon (Object made in)

Date

Made 1860–1880

Medium

Silk and cotton, twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut pile-on-pile voided velvet; band of partially uncut pile

Dimensions

262.8 × 71.2 cm (103 1/2 × 28 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1988.522

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