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Design for the Embroidery of the Lower Front Part of an Overskirt of the "Fabrique de St. Ruf"

Fabrique de Saint Ruf, Lyon, Franceca. 1785

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

A kind of embroidered cloth is shown along the hem. Its fringed upper part is fastened by nails from which rise alternately a fantastical palm plant and a plant with naturalistic flowers. A bunch of flowers which is connected with two palms by garlands is suggested in the wedge. "P. 1534" is written in ink in the upper center"

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