Requires Photography

Piece of brocade

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

54.5 x 27.6 cm (21 7/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.451

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White ground originally with elaborate zigzag self-colored figure now almost entirely worn away; incomplete repeat of sprays of fantastic flowers flanking central symmetrical floral arrangement; brocaded with polychrome silks and several kinds of metal thread. Background fabric badly worn and grayed, a number of breaks.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell