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Fragment of brocade

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 73.7 x 52.1 cm (29 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.1142

Medium or Technique

Silk damask, brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular. Green silk damask ground with landscape vignettes brocaded in polychrome silks and silver threads. Symmetrical design: on central axis, an urn on pedestal in garden bound by balustrade, with cupids standing on terminal posts; at left and right cupids on pedestals before ornamental arches in arbor. Vignettes supported on sprays of roses and bound by lace and shell motives in silver. No selvedges. Silver threads tarnished and worn. Back of fragment edged with glued paper.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot