Embroidery panel

French
second half 18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

96.5 x 67.5 cm (38 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.356

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal figured weave with silk embroidery, metal sequins and plates

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund