Piece of brocade

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

48.8 x 48 cm (19 3/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.397

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt metal thread, and silver metal thread brocade frisé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Grayish-tan figured silk ground. Brocaded in silver wire and gilded silver wire wound on silk cores, tinsel and gilded tinsel, gilded silver frisé yarn and polychrome silks. Intertwined ribbons with scalloped edges and floral sprays tied with ribbons and tassels. Selvedge on one side and on part of the other of six cords and a wide stripe. Many splits and holes, soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell