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Textile, brocade, yellow

Ca. 1750-1755
Origin: France (probably)
W: 21 1/2"; L: 20 1/2"; Repeat: 6 3/4" vertical.
Gift of Mrs. Francis H. Lenygon.
Acc. No. 1971-309
Two broad yellow taffeta stripes with repeating pattern of pagoda, summerhouse, and flowering tree brocaded (rose, blue, brown, emerald-green) on rocky landscape (metallic-silver); encloded by groups of (red/gold/ivory) cannele stripes alternating with silver brocaded undulating vine bearing small blossoms (apricot, blue, green) on peach taffeta ground.
Provenance:One of a large collection of 'decorator samples' from the firm of MORANT & COMPANY, 91 New Bond Street, London. The firm later known as LENYGON & MORANT was transferred to New York about 1930.