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What is this?

Paper envelope containing manufacturer's embroidery sample for a man's long coat. Dark purple cut velvet embroidered in elaborate border design of fern-like leaves worked in silver metal bullion and blue glass; flowers in pink, purple and gold with gold glass centers; and red, orange, green and gold leaves. One edge is bordered with stylized carnation flower heads in pink, white and green with glass and silver bullion centers.

This is a embroidery sample from France. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1932. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, metal-wrapped silk cord, metal sequins, bullion and glass, paper technique: embroidered in satin, stem and couching stitches on supplementary warp cut pile (velvet); in paper envelope

Its dimensions are

H x W (paper folder): 35.5 x 26.6 cm (14 in. x 10 1/2 in.) H x W (sample): 32 x 17.8 cm (12 5/8 in. x 7 in.)

This object was purchased from Isabelle Goldschmidt

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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