Panel with Blue Velvet on Cream Background



late 17th–early 18th century
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General Description

Brocades such as these were used as wall coverings, bed and window hangings and for upholstery in the Louis XIV and Régence periods in France. They reflect the influence of the Italian Renaissance as well as the East in the ordering of the large scale flower and leaf pattern, which here includes a European style crown.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 213.