Panel

probably French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 67.9 x 46.4 cm (26 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.519

Medium or Technique

Silk with gold and silver-colored wrapped and strip metallic thread brocade

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cream-colored ribbed and figured silk ground, brocaded with polychrome silks and a variety of gold and silver yarns and wires. Undulating stripe formed of fantastic feathery plants and leaves; intertwined with these, and filling the interspaces, are floral sprigs bearing green berries and lilac-like blossoms. Ground darkened and soiled; metals tarnished and worn. Holes and breaks, patched.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift