Panel of brocade

French
1700–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

93.6 x 53.9 cm (36 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.2706

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silver and gold-colored metal thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded in gilded tinsel, gilded silver wire wound on a silk core, gilded silver frisé yarn, and polychrome silk on a figured ground of white silk. Undulating floral vines with symmetrical floral arrangements between them. Composed of two pieces. Selvedge on both sides of five cords. Very faded, soiled, stained. Very worn, many splits and holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell