Piece of brocade

French
1725–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

21 x 52.2 cm (8 1/4 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1581

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal thread brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded in polychrome silks on a compound ground of silver wire wound on a silk core. Floral sprays on silver ground. Selvedge on one side of four cords and two narrow green stripes. Very soiled and worn. Extensively repaired with running stitches. Silver tarnished.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell