Wall Covering with Classical Figure

Silk: llampas (satin weave and plain weave variant), brocaded, appliquéd, embroidered | 210.2 x 61cm | late 1700s - early 1800s

Philippe de Lasalle

France developed a thriving silk industry in Lyon with the goal of becoming the fashion center of Europe. Employment soared to some 20,000 workers by the time of the French Revolution in 1789. Designs changed annually, colors established new fashions...
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