Panel of brocade

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 101 x 54 cm (39 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.2593

Medium or Technique

Silk and metal brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel composed of two pieces sewn together lengthwise down center; gold background with elaborate, large-scale, realistically-drawn flowers and leaves in serpentines which occasionally swing togehter to frame a central symmetrical floral spray; design in part in peach-colored foundation fabric, but largely brocaded with silver metal thread and tinsel and bright polychrome silks.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund