Fragment of brocade [one of three]

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

75 x 71 cm (29 1/2 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.3212a

Medium or Technique

Silk and metal brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

a) composed of a number of pieces sewed together and mounted on stretcher; strong medium blue satin ground with closely-spaced, large-scale, all-over design (incomplete) of white scalloped-edged ogives with outer frame of lacy points; each ogive having a symmetrical arrangement of flowers, fruit, and grain brocaded in polychrome silks and silver metal thread; serpentine stems bearing fruit and flowers and pomegranates. a) irregular in outline.

Credit Line

Gif of Mrs. Ashton Sanborn