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1950

  • Work on this object ended.

1990

  • We acquired this object.

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Textile (France), 1925

This is a textile. It was designed by André Mare. It is dated 1925 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is silk and its technique is damassée, 7\1 satin and 1\3 twill. It is a part of the Textiles department.

André Mare designed this fabric while working at La Compagnie des Arts Français, which he co-founded with Louis Süe. Both men were trained as painters, but were also well known for their furniture and textile designs. The multi-disciplinary decorating firm was made up of specialized designers, but they also commissioned work from independent artists. These types of companies, known as artistes décorateurs, of which La Compagnie des Arts Français was the most famous, were known for producing this type of eclectic design, the product of a successful dialogue among multiple influences. The layout and subject matter, fruit, flowers, cornucopias and leaves are quite traditional, indicative of a trend to historic revival, while the simplified, flattened look of those lushly saturated motifs coupled with a restrained colorway can be characterized as Art Deco.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Historic Revivalism Meets French Art Deco.

This object was purchased from Martin Kamer and Mr. Martin Kamer and fund: Genenral Acquisitions Endowment: Textile Deaccessions Fund and catalogued by Gillian Moss. It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund and through gift of various donors.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 175.3 × 132.1 cm (5 ft. 9 in. × 52 in.) Repeat H x W: 61.4 × 64 cm (24 3/16 × 25 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

(woven in each selvedge) N.2 'SELECTION' Andre Mare

Cite this object as

Textile (France), 1925; Designed by André Mare (French, 1887–1932); silk; H x W: 175.3 × 132.1 cm (5 ft. 9 in. × 52 in.) Repeat H x W: 61.4 × 64 cm (24 3/16 × 25 3/16 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund and through gift of various donors; 1990-128-1

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