Brocade fragment

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 73.7 x 37.5 cm (29 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.477

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Piece, irregular rectangle, made of three pieces, sewn together. Chocolate brown ribbed taffeta ground brocaded with polychrome silks. Pattern shows a plinth supporting an urn containing strawberries; at left of plinth, sheep graze and drink from a pool; large-scale leaves and flowering branches issue from the scene and fill interspaces. A few brocading yarns rubbed, broken loose from ground.

Credit Line

Gift by Miss Gertrude Townsend