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Brocade

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 55.6 x 54 cm (21 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.209

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

French, mid 18th Century panel. Bright mustard yellow ribbed and figured taffeta ground, brocaded with polychrome silks and three kinds of silver yarn. Small bouguets of roses and smaller blossoms, with silver leaves, arranged symetrically and connected in undulating lines by leafy green stalks. narrow corded selvedges at each side. Faded, soiled and worn; silver tarnished and worn. A break just below center.

Credit Line

Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve