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What is this?

Paper envelope containing manufacturer's embroidery sample for a man's long coat. Dark purple cut velvet embroidered in elaborate border design of fern-like leaves worked in silver metal bullion and blue glass; flowers in pink, purple and gold with gold glass centers; and red, orange, green and gold leaves. One edge is bordered with stylized carnation flower heads in pink, white and green with glass and silver bullion centers.

This is a embroidery sample from France. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1932. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

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Its medium is

medium: silk, metal-wrapped silk cord, metal sequins, bullion and glass, paper technique: embroidered in satin, stem and couching stitches on supplementary warp cut pile (velvet); in paper envelope

Its dimensions are

H x W (paper folder): 35.5 x 26.6 cm (14 in. x 10 1/2 in.) H x W (sample): 32 x 17.8 cm (12 5/8 in. x 7 in.)

This object was purchased from Isabelle Goldschmidt

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