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What is this?

Fans of feathers emerging behind sunburst of jewels, over which are drapery swags rendered in flock; this bound by a string of pearls and emeralds. Swags are caught up with jewelled medallion from which is pendant a giant pearl, and over this, a cluster of jewels. Tassels hang below this. Along the edge, egg and dart banding. On the verso, an imprint of a simple striped pattern with sprigs in widely-spaced grid, the paper hung with this frieze.

This is a frieze from France. It is dated 1825–35 and we acquired it in 1973. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Jackson.

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Its medium is

block-printed and flocked on paper

Its dimensions are

H x W: 183 x 54 cm (72 1/16 x 21 1/4in.) Repeat: 54.8 x 54 cm (21 9/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

This object was designed by Xavier Mader

This object was donated by Mrs. Hugh B. Jackson and Hugh B. Jackson and catalogued by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore

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