F07-1761 An opulent c.1870 French voided red silk velvet with a gold metallic ground woven at Lyon, France by Tassinari & Chatel with a large repeated design of a floral urn flanked by birds, rampant lions below, and a canopy flanked by a pair of minstrals. Woven for a particular patron, this velvet is an example of the kind of textiles woven for the very wealthy in the the 19th century. Provenance: Tassinari & Chatel archives.

87¼ " high x 23¾ " wide