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Brocade fragment

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 53.3 x 49.5 cm (21 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

53.338

Medium or Technique

Taffeta, twill

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Piece; background striped, some stripes white taffeta with self-colored minute figure, some stripes white twill with narrower blue stripes; broad areas between white stripes in light blue horizontal ribbing formed by extra warp; in a full width, two slender serpentines bearing minute berries, blossoms and larger roses, small sprays of roses in interspacs; floral designs brocaded with bright polychrome silks and red chenille with reds and green predominating.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund