This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Hector Guimard. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.


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Sample (France)

This is a Sample. It was designed by Hector Guimard. It is dated 1909–12 and 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. It is credited Gift of Madame Hector Guimard.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 67.9 × 29.2 cm (26 3/4 × 11 1/2 in.) Frame H x W x D: 89.5 x 57.8 cm (35 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

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Sample (France); Designed by Hector Guimard ((French, 1867–1942)); silk; H x W: 67.9 × 29.2 cm (26 3/4 × 11 1/2 in.) Frame H x W x D: 89.5 x 57.8 cm (35 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.); Gift of Madame Hector Guimard; 1949-91-1

In addition to Hector Guimard, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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