26 November 1996
A NAPOLEON III SAVONNERIE CARPET
Third quarter 19th Century
The shaded light buff field with an overall ivory scrolling vine around a large central serrated leaf roundel containing various floral and plain striped bands with a shell motif at each end around a variety of plain and floral bands containing a broad floral and leafy wreath enclosing an acathus leaf and floral rosette centrepiece, the chocolate-brown floral vine and plain shaped striped frame with a shell motif issuing a floral bouquet in each corner and end, in a light blue border containing polychrome flowerheads and leafy floral vine between broad moulded panel stripes and a leafy floral cartouche in each outer corner and side, outer border missing
19 ft. x 15 ft. (579 cm. x 457 cm.)
The collection of J. Paul Getty.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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