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Sample (France)

This is a Sample. It was designed by Hector Guimard. We acquired it in 1949. Its medium is silk and its technique is embroidered using chain stitch (tambour), wrapping, stem, satin, padded satin, and knotted stitches on chiffon foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Guimard Embroidery Sample.

This object was donated by Madame Hector Guimard.

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Sample (France); Designed by Hector Guimard (French, 1867–1942); silk; 1949-91-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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