second half 18th century
Object Place: France
96.5 x 67.5 cm (38 x 26 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and silver metal figured weave with silk embroidery, metal sequins and plates
Not On View
Panel from skirt of dress; white ribbed silk ground shot with silver (now much tarnished) in minute geometric design; embroidered with polychrome silks, gold sequiins, gold foil and gold bouillion thread; powder of small blossoms over ground; deep border design at bottom edge of geometric forms combined with stylized minute flowers; above this, swags of leaves and ornamental discs with large sprays of many kinds of flowers and fruit extending up into border of skirt from points of swags; somewhat soiled; much of foil and many sequins missing; made of more than one width of material.
Textile Income Purchase Fund