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Table Carpet

A work made of cotton and wool, plain weave with multi-color supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet.

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  • A work made of cotton and wool, plain weave with multi-color supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet.

Date:

c. 1910

Artist:

Netherlands

About this artwork

Table carpets were fashionable furnishings in the Netherlands during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Draped over a wooden table, patterned carpets added character and a sense of comfort to interiors. The design for this carpet derives from the 1904 German publication Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature), which included hundreds of illustrations cataloguing the natural world. In the border and center of the carpet, an unfurling fern, pictured in the German volume, repeats in slightly different ways.
—Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Table Carpet

Place

Netherlands (Object made in)

Date

Made 1905–1925

Medium

Cotton and wool, plain weave with multi-color supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet

Dimensions

284.5 × 155.1 cm (112 × 61 in.)

Credit Line

Royalties from The Warner Fund

Reference Number

1989.571

Extended information about this artwork

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