Length of velvet furnishing fabric

English (Spitalfields)
1712–14


Object Place: Spitalfields, England

Dimensions

61 x 57.5 cm (24 x 22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.398

Medium or Technique

Silk, cut and uncut voided velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of furnishing fabric, foundation fabric deep cream-colored satin; large-scale symmetrical design of bases of columns, triangular pediment and stiff trees and blossoms woven with deep old gold and wine-red velvet in cut and uncut velvet pile; much of background fabric rotted out between velvet motifs.

Provenance

Hayden Company, New York; purchased by MFA, Boston, May 12, 1949

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund