Piece of brocade

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

48.3 x 35.2 cm (19 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.478

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocade in polychrome silks on an ivory-colored ground in compound weave. Floral arrangements with slices of citrus fruits. Composed of two pieces, each with a selvedge on one side of six cords and three narrow stripes. Two pieces sewn together along the selvedges to make a piece rounded on one end and straight on the other. Soiled, slightly worn.

Credit Line

Gift by Miss Gertrude Townsend