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Salesman's Samples (France)

This is a Salesman's samples. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk. It is a part of the Textiles department.



This charming scene with colorful birds matches a gouache design on paper at the Musée des Tissus in Lyon, France.

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 (a): 23.8 × 24.8 cm (9 3/8 × 9 3/4 in.) H x W (b): 16.5 × 25.9 cm (6 1/2 × 10 3/16 in.)

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Salesman's Samples (France); silk; H x W (a): 23.8 × 24.8 cm (9 3/8 × 9 3/4 in.) H x W (b): 16.5 × 25.9 cm (6 1/2 × 10 3/16 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-52-26-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.

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