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Fabric

French
1700–50


Dimensions

Overall: 101.3 x 54.3 cm (39 7/8 x 21 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.704a

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is white silk with a diaper, a small conventional floral design also is in white. The large symmetrical design of various larger, single and double flowers festoons of small flowers and large silver leaves is woven with red and pink, dark and light reddish violet, green and blue silks and silver thread.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel