Frieze (France), 1825–35
Block-printed and flocked on paper.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Jackson. 1973-10-1.
- Designed by Xavier Mader
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.