Portière

A work made of silk, warp-float faced twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with gilt paper and gold-leafed-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work, couching and french knots; fringe of gilt-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk, wrapped and braided; lined with silk, weft-float faced satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with gilt paper and gold-leafed-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work, couching and french knots; fringe of gilt-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk, wrapped and braided; lined with silk, weft-float faced satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave.

Date:

1880/1900

Artist:

Designed by Anna G. Lyman (American, active 1880/1900)
Executed by Associated Artists, 1833–1907
United States, Illinois, Chicago

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Artist

Anna G. Lyman

Title

Portière

Origin

Chicago

Date

1880–1900

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with gilt paper and gold-leafed-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work, couching and French knots; fringe of gilt-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk, wrapped and braided; lined with silk, weft-float faced satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave

Dimensions

227 × 147.3 cm (85 1/2 × 58 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Bross

Reference Number

1994.296

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