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What is this?

Vertical rectangle. Simulation of elaborately carved oval wood frame, brought to the rectangle by simulated surface of graining. Enclosed in the frame is a painted representation of foliage and two deer.

This is a ornament from France. It is dated 1850–60 and we acquired it in 1931. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

block-printed and hand painted on a combed background

Its dimensions are

80 x 50.5 cm (31 1/2 x 19 7/8 in.)

This object was catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway and donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt

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