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Brocade

French
1690–1710


Object Place: France

Dimensions

116.5 x 83 cm (45 7/8 x 32 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.996

Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt metal damask, applied metallic and silk galloon, silk and flat gilt metal woven trim, metallic and silk wrapped woven trim, silk velvet, and linen backing

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

“Bizarre silk.” Rectangular panel with rounded corners. Stylized blossoms, containing a potted floral spray, with meandering tendrils on a damask ground. Two galloon tapes divide the panel vertically into thirds. Triple outer-border of metallic tapes and velvet. Metallic yarns on a yellow silk ground. Poor condition, extensive couched repairs.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection