Gold gimp

probably English or French
Late 18th–early 19th century


Place of Manufacture: probably England or France; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

98.1733bb

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

One of eleven pieces of taste (fine silk ribbon); two pieces of early velvet; four pieces of taffeta ribbon; five pieces of satin ribbon; three pieces of wire ribbon; one piece of silver gimp. One piece is such as was used to trim men’s coats about 1770. These pieces are all small and mounted together on one screen. [Second card with same accession number: Gold and silver. Two pieces, one of gold and one of silver gimp.]

Provenance

Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone