Brocade fragment

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 14.6 x 35.5 cm (5 3/4 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

39.783

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, Taffeta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White ribbed taffeta ground with small self figure, brocaded with silks in shades of pink, plum and green and flat gold and silver wires. Pattern shows vertically undulating and twisting ribbon-like stripe composed of narrow green lines and golden rays flying out horizontally: floral sprigs fill interspaces. Selvedge at right side, shows brownish stripe and white cords. Metals worn off in many places. Ground slightly discolored.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell