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Furnishing fabric - Les Lois de Lycurgue

Les Lois de Lycurgue

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Nantes (made)

  • Date:

    1810s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cholet, S. (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plate-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. B. Fowler, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of plate-printed cotton. Several pieces of this cotton, printed in purple, have been joined together. The cotton was designed to be seen two widths joined together and staggered, as three scenes appear in two registers, one and a half scene in each. In one register is an old man unrolling a scroll at a table before a group of women and a youth, and a woman, seated, wears flowers in her hair and leans on the arms of a young warrior who wears a helmet and carries a sword. His spears and shield are held by two woman behind the young couple. In another register are two elders offering a laurel wreath in front of a temple and a statue. An old man holds one arm of the young warrior and the other arm is clasped by the young woman with flowers in her hair who lies on a couch. Three female attendants sit or stand to the right.

Place of Origin

Nantes (made)


1810s (made)


Cholet, S. (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Plate-printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'CHOLET Sculpsit A nantes'
Printed on the scroll held by the old man in the first register.


Height: 33.5 in repeat, Length: 98 in, Width: 54 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Les Lois de Lycurgue' of plate-printed cotton, designed by S. Cholet, Nantes, 1810s


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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