Panel of brocade

French
1700–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

55.7 x 50.3 cm (21 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.1393

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal threads brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel. gray-green satin ground, with pattern brocaded in polychrome silks and silver yarn. Symmetrical design showing a flowery grove by a wall with a waterfall and certain bizarre elements such as giant bud or horn with flames at its crest, and curved bars at base of waterfall. Both selvedges, one partly broken away: six white cords, black wefts. Soiled and faded; silver tarnished; blacks mostly rotted out, leaving satin warps loose.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend