Piece of brocade

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 92 x 61 cm (36 1/4 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

58.995

Medium or Technique

Silk polychrome brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Dark yellow-green satin ground, brocaded with polychrome silks and gold and silver yarns. Parts of two vertical repeats of a fanciful chinoiserie design showing natural and fantastic blossoms, arches, capitals and a pseudo-chinese figure leaning over a balustrade. A few very small holes. Black silks gone in a few places. Part of a selvedge.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot in memory of Miss Margaret Gordon