Square Textile Brocade with Bird and Flower Motif
- 18th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- 22 × 19 in. (55.88 × 48.26 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Not On View
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
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In 1985, the Dallas Museum of Art's textile holdings experienced remarkable growth with the addition of The Wendy and Emery Reves extensive decorative arts collection. The Reves textile collection includes European vestments, bed coverings, velvets, silk fabrics, and laces, as well as carpets from Spain, Turkey, Egypt, and India.
Panels such as this one were used as wall coverings, bed and window hangings, and for upholstery in the Louis XIV and Régence periods in France.
Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 25.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 213.
Carol Robbins, “Textiles at the Dallas Museum of Art,” in Dallas Museum of Art 100 Years, eds. Dorothy Kosinski, et al. (Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art, 2003), 30.