Panel of brocatel

French
second half, 17th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 182.9 x 57.5 cm (72 x 22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.878

Medium or Technique

Silk twill

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Narrow panel made up of two similar but not identical pieces seamed horizontally. Ground: cream colored silk twill. Design: long slender leaves, in green satin, and shorter leaves brocaded in brown, symmetrically arranged to suggest architectural columns, supporting an elongated pseudo-Ionic capital, brocaded in brown, and brown and white flowers and fruit with green and white flowers and fruit with green foliage growing form column. Narrow cream and blue selvedge, partly intact. Condition very good.

Provenance

Mme. Niclausse (dealer), Paris; sold by Mme. Niclausse to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1956, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $200. (Accession Date: November 8, 1956)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund