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1972

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2014

2021

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Border (France)

This is a Border. It is dated 1800–1825 and 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. It is credited Gift of Josephine Howell.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 19.1 × 67.3 cm (7 1/2 × 26 1/2 in.) H x W (b): 19.1 × 73.7 cm (7 1/2 in. × 29 in.) H x W (c): 18.7 × 14.6 cm (7 3/8 × 5 3/4 in.) H x W (d): 18.4 × 124.5 cm (7 1/4 in. × 49 in.)

It is inscribed

Howell No. 319A.

Cite this object as

Border (France); block printed and flocked on handmade paper; H x W x D (a): 19.1 × 67.3 cm (7 1/2 × 26 1/2 in.) H x W (b): 19.1 × 73.7 cm (7 1/2 in. × 29 in.) H x W (c): 18.7 × 14.6 cm (7 3/8 × 5 3/4 in.) H x W (d): 18.4 × 124.5 cm (7 1/4 in. × 49 in.); Gift of Josephine Howell; 1972-42-39-a/d

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