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Robin White

Interiors

Fabric Design – use of Metallics #1: Joséphine Bonaparte at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

Although this fabric sample does show signs of wear, it’s fun to see the real thing. This fabric was probably used for Joséphine’s gowns but it may have had other uses such as bed treatments or window treatments. It is too light weight for upholstery use. The dots may predate her use of bees in fabrics that we still use in interiors today.

 

Josephine's metallic fabric