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1949

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1979

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Textile (upholstery, U.S. Capitol) (USA), 1949

This is a Textile (upholstery, U.S. Capitol). It was company: F. Schumacher & Co.. It is dated 1949 and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is silk, cotton and its technique is satin foundation with cut and uncut supplementary warp (velvet). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was catalogued by Gregory Herringshaw. It is credited Gift of Mrs. R. Curt Hasenclever.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft (a; weft selvedge to selvedge): 48 x 137 cm (18 7/8 x 53 15/16 in.) Warp x Weft (b; weft left selvedge): 38 x 34.5 cm (14 15/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Repeat H x W: 10 x 11.5 cm (3 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Arrived with attached label,"U.S.Capitol. Senate gallery seats. Cut and uncut velvet. Note both 5 and 6 point stars are used in design. 5 point star is for the Senate; 6 point star is for the House. Same fabric in blue used for House Gallery seats.

Cite this object as

Textile (upholstery, U.S. Capitol) (USA), 1949; Company: F. Schumacher & Co. (United States); silk, cotton; Warp x Weft (a; weft selvedge to selvedge): 48 x 137 cm (18 7/8 x 53 15/16 in.) Warp x Weft (b; weft left selvedge): 38 x 34.5 cm (14 15/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Repeat H x W: 10 x 11.5 cm (3 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. R. Curt Hasenclever; 1979-9-6-a,b

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