Naturalistic-style panel

French
about 1740


Object Place: France

Dimensions

118.11 cm (46 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 46 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.

Accession Number

47.1463

Medium or Technique

Silk; Point composition brocaded with polychrome silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Lampas ground- yellow and green leaves
Brocade - flowers and fruits
Lancé - metallic threads. The contrast of silver and gold areas suggests shadings.
Warp: white, yellow
Weft: orange, green, and dark brown (?), yellow
Silver = silver metallic threads night-lighted with white silk
gold = silver frisé with gold gilt lamé
Selvedge on both sides with eleven cords. Spotted, blacks rotted out.

Credit Line

Mrs. Cabot's Special Fund