Piece of brocade

French
Around 1750


Object Place: France

Dimensions

72.7 x 88.5 cm (28 5/8 x 34 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.425

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal thread brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded with tinsel, silver wire wound on a silk core (tinsel wound with silver wire wound? on a silk core) and polychrome silks. Undulating stems with large palm and fan-shaped leaves in silver, and floral sprays, on a weft-figured ground of cream-colored ribbed silk. Composed of two pieces. Selvedge on one side of six cords and a narrow stripe and on part of the other side. Soiled, worn, silver tarnished.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend