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Brocade

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

108.5 x 91.3 cm (42 11/16 x 35 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.210

Medium or Technique

Silks, brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

French, mid 18th Century panel, made up of seven pieces. Deep pink ribbed and figured taffeta ground, brocaded with polychrome silks, two types of gold yarn and two types of silver yarn. Small bouquets of roses and smaller blossoms with gold or silver leaves, arranged symmetrically and connected in undulating lines by leafy green stalks bearing small blue or silver blossoms. A few large yellowish stains. Silk and metal yarns worn and tarnished.

Credit Line

Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve