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Furnishing fabric

Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messrs. Kopp & Co. of Berlin (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk, cut and uncut velvet, on satin ground

  • Museum number:

    1906-1899

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The design of this silk velvet furnishing fabric was inspired by Italian textiles of the baroque period. Such high quality reproduction textiles were woven throughout Europe and became very fashionable as furnishings from about 1860. The German centres of Berlin and Krefeld in particular produced a large number of silks based on a wide range of historical sources, from Byzantine designs to those of the 1700s. This textile is part of a collection bought by the Museum direct from the manufacturer.

Physical description

Furnishing textile in woven silk, cut and uncut velvet, on a satin ground. Design inspired by Italian textiles of the baroque period.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Messrs. Kopp & Co. of Berlin (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk, cut and uncut velvet, on satin ground

Object history note

This textile is part of a collection bought by the Museum direct from the manufacturer.

Historical context note

The design was inspired by Italian textiles of the baroque period. Such high quality reproduction textiles were woven throughout Europe and became very fashionable as furnishings from about 1860. The German centres of Berlin and Krefeld in particular produced a large number of silks based on a wide range of historic sources, from Byzantine designs to those of the 1700s.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric, made by Messrs. Kopp & Co. of Berlin; Italy, ca. 1899

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

The design was inspired by Italian textiles of the baroque period. Such high quality reproduction textiles were woven throughout Europe and became very fashionable as furnishings from about 1860. The German centres of Berlin and Krefeld in particular produced a large number of silks based on a wide range of historic sources, from Byzantine designs to those of the 1700s. This textile is part of a collection bought by the Museum direct from the manufacturer. [1987-2006]

Materials

Silk; Velvet; Satin

Techniques

Cut velvet; Uncut velvet

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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