Panel of brocade
Object Place: France
55.7 x 50.3 cm (21 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and silver metal threads brocade
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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.
Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend