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Toile coverlet: "Hommage de l'Amerique a la France"
Toile coverlet: "Hommage de l'Amerique a la France"
Date:
1785–1789
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Linen (lining); Printed (copperplate); Quilted
Dimensions:
276.9 x 265.4 cm (109 x 104 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
55.23
Acquisition Date:
1955-08-05
Credit Line:

Gift of Michel David-Weill

The toile of this shaped coverlet depicts mages of fanciful American landscapes and native people exchanging greetings with figures representing France. Commemorates France's assistance during the Revolutionary War. A slight variation of the design, titled "Hommage de l'Amerique a la France" and dated c. 1783, appears on page 141 of "Printed French Fabrics" by Josette Bredif. An example of Huet's early style in a whole-cloth quilted coverlet. Printer's inscription at the selvedge appear along the top (head) edge, indecipherable except for the word "Merlot" (color?).
The piece has scalloped edges and its original lining. It is shaped to fit a bed 74.5" x 45.5" Dimensions above reflect the full size spread flat.