Brace (one of a pair)

White canvas tent-stitch embroidered with polychrome silk pastoral vignettes (swan, flower basket, horse, house, woman with donkey, center wreath with initial "R" flanked by floral sprays, man on horseback, peacock, bouquet, sheep and dog). Elasticized kid strap with buttonhole at one end, figured cotton strap at mid-back with steel buckle on one. Blue silk back and binding.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1928.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Brace (one of a pair)

  • French, 1800–30
France
Dimensions
75.7 x 5.5 cm (29 13/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave with silk embroidery, cotton figure woven tape, leather, metal and metal springs, and silk taffeta ribbon
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
43.2006a
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