Brocaded silk (one of two)

Italian
18th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

36.9 x 20.5 cm (14 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.303a

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Two pieces. Brocaded in polychrome silks on a compound satin ground. (b) has a wide satin stripe in the center shading from white through yellow to tan, with scattered small leaf motifs. On either side, a leafy floral vine brocaded on a ribbed silk ground. (a) brocaded with a symmetrical leafy floral vine, with a narrow tan satin stripe at each edge. (b) has selvedge on one side of six cords, the other side turned in and basted. Soiled, worn, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates