Brocade fragment (one of two)

English (Spitalfields)
1750–1800


Object Place: Spitalfields, England

Dimensions

18.2 x 60.1 cm (7 3/16 x 23 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.813a

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White figured silk ground, brocaded in polychrome silks. Weft figure pattern of undulating floral vines and scattered flowers of white silk yarn. Scattered floral sprays brocaded in polychrome silk yarns. Selvedge on one side of each piece of one cord and eight narrow stripes. Part (a) is composed of two fragments; (b) has a strip of cream-colored plain silk ribbon sewn to one side. Spotted, many tiny holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Stewart, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Charles Stewart