Jean Magoulet Trade Card

Trade card of Jean Magoulet, Embroiderer-in-Ordinary, Paris, c. 1690. Trade card of Jean Magoulet, Embroiderer-in-Ordinary, Paris, c. 1690. Copyright Waddesdon Manor Collection, acc. no. 3686.1.6.8.

Jean Magoulet was Brodeur Ordinaire de la Reine in Paris, from December 1677. Illustrated here is an etched and engraved trade card from c. 1690 (25.5 x 21.4 cm). The text below the design tells that Jean Magoulet provided gold, silver and silk embroideries for garments and furnishings.

The design shows two gentlemen showing embroidery designs to a wealthy couple; the lady to the right is sitting in a relaxed manner, with her legs crossed at the knee. At the back of the depiction there are various embroidered garments, including a chasuble. The text underneath the etching may date to c. 1730.

The queen the text is alluding to is Maria Thérèse, wife of King Louis XIV. She died in 1683.

Waddesdon Collection online catalogue (retrieved 19 March 2017).

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