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Piece of brocade

English (Spitalfields)
First half 18th century


Object Place: Spitalfields, England

Dimensions

161 x 155 cm (63 3/8 x 61 in.)

Accession Number

54.1775

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A large piece of brocade (made up of scraps) with white ground and large-scale design, brocaded wtih green, red, pink, yellow, and purple silks, of curling leaves, bearing roses and morning glories arranged in alternating colors.

Provenance

Said to have been the wedding dress of Dr. Briggs' grandmother, Abagail Cushing, wife of Dr. Cushing Otis and daughter of Judge Nathan Cushing.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. L. Cabot Briggs, in memory of his mother, Mary Cabot Briggs