Stenciled Velvet

Stenciled Velvet

c. 1902-10

designer

Dorothy Marshall Hornblower

(American, 1886-1968)

maker

Tiffany Studios

(American, New York, 1902–1932)

Plain silk velvet stencilled with vegetable dyes

Average: 22 x 30.5 cm (8 11/16 x 12 in.)

Gift of Joseph F. Sindelar 1948.102

Fun Fact

This morning glory pattern stenciled velvet was likely used for drapery fabric.

Description

Textiles formed a large part of Louis Comfort Tiffany's artistic production, especially since he used many of them in his designs for artistic interiors. His clients included many society notables, institutions, churches, and even the White House. Tiffany employed many women artisans in his business, including Dorothy Marshall Hornblower, who oversaw the textile department and likely designed this ethereal Art Nouveau pattern.

See also
Collection: 
Textiles
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Velvet

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