Fragment of brocade [one of three]
Object Place: France
75 x 71 cm (29 1/2 x 27 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metal brocade
Not On View
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.
Gif of Mrs. Ashton Sanborn