Sidewall (England), 1884
Lincrusta, painted and gilded.
Gift of John Davison Rockefeller, Jr.. 1937-57-3.
- Attributed to Christopher Dresser
What is this?
Repeat of leafy stems and rosettes in relief, gold on dull red. One half of each leaf textured with cross-hatching, pebbling, imbrication or venation unlike that of other half. Rosettes centered with Maltese crosses, circles of dots, etc. The metallic-gold floral pattern stands out in high relief from the maroon ground. Nearly square format.