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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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.)

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