Piece of brocade

Italian
about 1750


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

83 x 47.5 cm (32 11/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.311

Medium or Technique

Silk with silver thread Brocade Frisé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded in silver wire wound on a silk core, silver frisé yarn and polychrome silks on a cream-colored satin ground. Large sprays of fruits and flowers, and rococo panels with landscapes, brocaded in polychrome silks. Remainder of surface entirely covered with brocading in silver in a pattern of vines of oak leaves and acorns. Selvedge on part of one side of six cords and one stripe. Worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp