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Pair of curtains and valance

Pair of curtains and valance

  • Place of origin:

    Nantes (made)

  • Date:

    1825-1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plate-printed cotton and quilted onto coarse linen

  • Museum number:

    T.466 to B-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of curtains and valance of cotton and plate-printed with romantic scenes in the 'Henri IV' style. Quilted onto coarse linen and with scalloped edges. The quilting is arranged in a simple diagonal pattern.

There are five scenes in staggered repeats: A lady on a swing; a group reposing in a leafy glade; blind man's buff; two men, two ladies and a dog; and a couple dancing to a flute player in a glade by a lake.

Place of Origin

Nantes (made)


1825-1835 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Plate-printed cotton and quilted onto coarse linen

Marks and inscriptions

'Cholet sculp'
At the foot of the Blind man's buff scene.


Height: 77.5 cm plate, Height: 30.5 in plate, Width: 29.5 in wider than the cotton, Width: 75 cm wider than the cotton, Weight: 4.04 kg Curtains and valance

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1985/2149.

Descriptive line

Pair of curtains and valance of cotton and plate-printed, made in Nantes, 1825-1835


Cotton (textile); Linen


Plate-printing; Quilting

Subjects depicted

Flute; Women; Scalloped; Men; Lake; Dancing; Dog


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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