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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

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Artist

Mathevon et Bouvard

Title

Panel

Origin

Lyon

Date

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 x 71.2 cm (103 1/2 x 28 in.) Weft repeat: point repeat

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1988.522

Extended information about this artwork

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