Fragment of taffeta

English
18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

35.9 x 61.6 cm (14 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: Detail: 20 x 30 in.

Accession Number

52.999

Medium or Technique

Silk; Printed and painted silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Irregularly-shaped piece of fine white silk taffeta (now yellowed and stained in places), probably from skirt of a dress; design of angular serpentines formed of wild roses, pansies, and other small flowers with figure, in Chinese costume standing under a bush, in interspaces; outlines printed in black with woodblock; colors painted directly on silk by hand; much of the black rotting out; right selvedge present.

Credit Line

Gift of the Loring Greenough House