Brocade fragment

French
18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 38.1 x 54.6 cm (15 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

25.222

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold/silver-colored metallic thread brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is woven with narrow strips of silver. The design of undulating ribbons and bunches of flowers, is woven with red, pink, violet, white, green, black and blue silk, brown, violet and white chenille, and silver and gold. Joined to each end are pieces of white brocade with a design of sprays of small flowers and large leaves woven with colored silks and metal. Trimmed with silver and gold gimp and lined with gray silk.

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. T. O. Richardson, July 2, 1913

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson