Piece of brocade

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

101.1 x 28 cm (39 13/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

50.2466

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core and silver colored flat metal strips

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded in tinsel, silver wire wound on a silk core, frisé silver yarn and polychrome silks on a rose colored figured silk ground. In the center, a wavy ribbon-like motif with large floral sprays in silver and silks slanting alternately to right and left. On each side, a zig-zag border in silver with small single flowers. Composed of two pieces. Selvedge on one side of four cords and a narrow stripe. Very soiled, stained, faded, worn. Silver tarnished.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund