Weaving Past and Present on Our Gallery Walls

December 19, 2023

In this special inside look, we travel to Lyon, France, where the distinctive green velvet wall fabric of the Frick’s West Gallery was recently rewoven after more than one hundred years. Sabine Verzier—the sixth generation of her family to oversee the Manufacture Prelle—explains how Prelle made the original fabric starting in 1914, when the Frick mansion was built as a private home. As part of our ongoing renovation and enhancement project, Verzier and the talented Prelle staff reproduced the velvet based on the same silk threads used a century ago.

Learn more about our renovation and enhancement project at Renovation and Enhancement Project.

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