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A work made of silk, satin weave with multi-color supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut voided velvet.
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  • A work made of silk, satin weave with multi-color supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut voided velvet.

Date:

1860/80

Artist:

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

About this artwork

This 19th-century velvet demonstrates the fashion for historical furnishings. The silk textile firm of Mathevon and Bouvard produced these velvets using designs and patterns from earlier eras. In comparing this particular design to the smaller and earlier example to the right, similarities in color palette as well as pattern become apparent. Anxieties about the inferiority of modern manufacturing contributed to the popularity of textiles such as these, in which works from the past seem to have been replicated.
—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, satin weave with multi-color supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut voided velvet

Dimensions

203.8 × 75.7 cm (80 1/4 × 29 3/4 in.); Warp repeat: H.: 164.4 cm (64 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1988.530

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