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Chair seat

Chair seat

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1872 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Diéterle, Jules Pierre Michel, born 1811 - died 1889 (designer)
    Beauvais Tapestry Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tapestry woven in wool and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Government of the French Republic

  • Museum number:

    187-1881

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Diéterle, the designer of this seat cover, originally designed for the theatre, and worked for the Sèvres porcelain manufactory from 1848 to 1855. In 1877 he became director of the tapestry manufactory of Beauvais. He helped to turn French tapestry manufacture away from copying older tapestries and paintings, towards more adventurous work in contemporary style.

Physical description

Tapestry (chair seat), woven in wool and silk.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1872 (made)

Artist/maker

Diéterle, Jules Pierre Michel, born 1811 - died 1889 (designer)
Beauvais Tapestry Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tapestry woven in wool and silk

Historical context note

An example of the strongly 'historical' leanings which became conspicuous in France from about 1830, this seat cover is in the Louis XIV style. Diéterle designed for the theatre and worked for the Sèvres porcelain manufactory from 1848 to 1855 before becoming Director of the manufactory of Beauvais in 1877. He helped to turn French tapestry manufacture away from copying older tapestries and paintings, towards more adventurous work in contemporary style.

Descriptive line

Chair seat, designed by Jules Diéterle, made by the Beauvais factory, France, finished in June 1872

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

An example of the strongly 'historical' leanings which became conspicuous in France from about 1830, this seat cover is in the Louis XIV style. Diéterle designed for the theatre and worked for the Sèvres porcelain manufactory from 1848 to 1855 before becoming Director of the manufactory of Beauvais in 1877. He helped to turn French tapestry manufacture away from copying older tapestries and paintings, towards more adventurous work in contemporary style. [1987-2006]

Production Note

Finished in June 1872.

Materials

Wool; Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Textiles; Tapestry

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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