Fire screen panel Embroidered by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France Date: ca. 1788 Culture: French Medium: Cotton embroidered with silk Dimensions: H. 31 x W. 22 3/4 inches (78.7 x 57.8 cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1941 Accession Number: 41.205.3c
Furnishing Brocade, with devices of Napoleon III Large strip unused furnishing fabric, pure silk brocade, Jacquard woven complete to selvages, emerald green satin background to pattern of bees, and NL monogram under crown. A rose design is in a wreath. All this in shades of yellow and orange to give gold effect.