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1962

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Medallion (France), early 19th century, after 1804

This is a Medallion. It is dated early 19th century, after 1804 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is linen and its technique is bobbin lace, lille style with heavy outlining thread. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

Napoleon was named Emperor in 1804 and this imperial insignia was no doubt intended to be part of a large scale lace, probably a bed cover.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 35 x 35 cm (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Medallion (France), early 19th century, after 1804; linen; H x W: 35 x 35 cm (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-50-317

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