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Border (France)

This is a Border. We acquired it in 1972. Its medium is block printed and flocked on handmade paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

With swans and lyres, this border, which might have been used at chair rail height, could have continued the motifs of the borders of a surtout de table found within the same room.

This object was donated by Josephine Howell and catalogued by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore.

  • Frame, ca. 1820
  • cast and blackened bronze.
  • Gift of Jacob H. Schiff.
  • 1904-20-82

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Border (France); block printed and flocked on handmade paper; 1972-42-39-a/d

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.

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