Length of fabric

Possibly Dutch
about 1700


Object Place: Probably Holland

Dimensions

81 x 54.2 cm (31 7/8 x 21 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.306

Medium or Technique

Silk damask brocaded with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile panel probably from a garment, patched with three small pieces. Red warp and pale yellow weft bicolor damask ground, brocaded with polychrome silks and gold (now tarnished) and silver yarns. “Bizarre” design showing twisted columns and balusters on tables, supporting rectangular cabinets and pots of flowers. Fantastic forms on small consoles in interspaces. Parts of narrow corded selvedges at each side.

Provenance

Accorsi, Turin; sold by Accorsi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1959, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $160. (Accession Date: May 14, 1959)

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund