Red Embroidered Table Runner with Floral and Bird Motif
- 18th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- 85 × 28 5/8 in. (2 m 15.9 cm × 72.71 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Porcelain , Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
This beautiful panel is a continuous colorful feast of scrolling large-scale flowers and leafage interspersed with small birds and butterflies. Simplified but similar motifs are found on the drawer-fronts of the ivory plaqued cabinet on stand in the Reves Collection (1985.R.573.A-C). Such patterns were disseminated by engravings published in Germany, France, and the Low Countries. This design is similar to one by the 16th-century Nuremberg engraver and publisher Virgil Solis (1514-62), who published over 600 woodcuts and engravings for the use of stuccoists, woodcarvers, metal workers, and textile embroiderers and weavers.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 211.