This stole is inspired by a brocaded lampas, decorated with flowers, ribbons and peacock feathers on a white background. It used to decorate Marie-Antoinette's bedroom in Versailles.
The room was restored to its original state on October 6th 1789 when the Queen left the Château for good.
The fabric, used for a set of summer furniture, was reconstituted according to the model woven in Lyons in 1786-1787, based on a design attributed to Jean François Bony.
Flat-frame printing, also known as "Impression à la Lyonnaise", is a traditional technique that involves passing flat frames (stencils) successively over the fabric, which is then glued on long heating tables. The speed of this process means printing
"In other words, when one color is printed, the previous one is already dry. This makes it possible to print designs of great complexity and finesse. This technique, invented in the 19th century, is now rare in France, with only a few well-known brands still using it. Close