Manufactured by Gorgerat Freres et Cie at Nantes.
The scenes on this toile are really delightful. This piece was originally for the top canopy of a four poster bed, the under section which you would look at when lying in bed. How delightful that must have been. It could be used as a bedcover or wallhanging and would make you smile each time you looked at it!
The coverlet with deep scalloped sides, copperplate printed in a deep red on a plain weave cotton with scenes of love.
The centre length 5 ft 10 in; 1.78 m; The centre width 4ft 7 in; 1.4 m + the scalloped edging is 8 in; 20 cm deep.
A total length 7ft 4 in; 2.25 m. Total width 5ft 10 in ; 1.78 m
There are eight patches and a few old darns. One small light brown mark. Ask for detailed condition report and photos.
The Art Institute of Chicago also has a length.
There are more pieces by this manufacturer in the Cooper Hewitt New York and Philadelphia Museum.
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