Brocade fragment

French
18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 41 cm (10 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.124

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream, white silk (weft rib). Design: small flowering plants and trees, growing from small plots of ground, plots woven (brochée) with flat gilded silver, trees with gilded silver wound on cream colored silk, and flowering plants with pink, reddish violet, and green silk; lace-like pattern in ground, formed by weft float. Worn, pieced, metal thread tarnished.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson