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Panel of velvet

French (Lyon)
1920–30


Object Place: Lyon, France

Dimensions

176.53 cm (69 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1986.363

Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Velvet (plush, or Pan). Warp, ground: silver wrapped around a blue silk core, bound in a 6:1 satin. Weft, pile: medium blue silk. Weft: dark blue silk, tightly spun. Large stylized palmette motif of blue silk plush voided velvet on silver ground. The suppleness of the fabric is created by the medium blue warp being present only in the cut velvet areas (and not woven into the ground) and by the wide spacing of the dark blue silk weft. Conditon: excellent; small section of lower right corner cut out.

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation