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Chair seat cover

Probably Italian
18th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 77.2 x 54.9 cm (30 3/8 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.213

Medium or Technique

Brocatelle

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Probably Italian, early 18th Century irregular fragment, made of several pieces (Used as a chair seat cover).
Wide alternating pink and green stripes separated by narrow white stripes flanked by narrower violet stripes. Pattern in whitish tone shows a symmatrical arrangement of conventionalized flowering and leafy stocks on central vertical axis, giving the effect of an arabesque. Selvedges show yellow stripe flanked by violet stripes. Soiled, faded; ragged edges.

Credit Line

Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve