Length of velvet furnishing fabric

English (Spitalfields)
1712–14


Object Place: Spitalfields, England

Dimensions

360.04 x 139.06 cm (141 3/4 x 54 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.531

Medium or Technique

Silk, cut and uncut voided velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel of burgundy and green-gold silk cut and uncut velvet on white satin ground. Woven repeat design of arcaded columns, vases of flowers, and other architectural and floral motifs. Two and one half loom widths. Condition: Good, but some losses, reweavings, and piecing.

Provenance

Bisterne Manor, Ringwood, Hampshire since 1955-56; Spink & Son Ltd.; purchased by MFA, Boston, December 21, 1988.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund, William E. Nickerson Fund, Textile Income Purchase Fund, and Textile Curator's Fund