Slip seat

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    East Windsor or Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut River Valley, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Munster, Alsace, France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen; Maple

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Slip seat


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

(Fabric manufacturer)
The Hartmann et Fils mark is a stamp which reads: "Manufacture de toiles peintes de Soehnee l'aine et Cie a Munster"

Place of Origin

East Windsor or Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut River Valley, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This slip seat may have been made in Connecticut between 1775 and 1790.

Secondary Place of Origin

Munster, Alsace, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric was printed in France between 1780-1800.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Underside, on webbing; "ESSEX ROOM/No 4" (black marker)
2. Label; Underside, twill tape on frame; "SEASON 1 2" (stamped in red)
3. Label; Underside, pinned on tag; "54.534 chair/(T294)/ESSEX Bed/ fabric #69.3083.3/ JaN-JUNe [over] "#2/ Slip seat/ 69.4609" (pencil)
4. Label; Underside, on frame; "3H2/ ESSEX ROOM/ Jan-Feb-March" (typed)




Cotton; Linen; Maple


Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

16.25 (L) , 21.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

41.275 (L) , 53.975 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 52. Vertical design repeat: 35 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Grant, Sarah. 2010 Toiles de Jouy, French Printed Cottons 1760-1830.
Textile with same print, p. 31, fig. 2
[Book] D'Allemagne, Henry-René & Clouzot, Henri. 1942 La Toile Imprimée et les Indiennes de Traïte. II.
Textile with same print, pl. 4
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & Ordoñez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style and penciled blue, p. 88; 94-96; 101-104
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, p. 11-12