Piece of brocade

Italian or French
18th century


25.3 x 29.5 cm (9 15/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk with silver and metal gilt thread brocade, silk fringe and cotton backing

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is woven of white silk and silver thread. The design, of which only a small part appears in each piece, is composed of undulating ribbons and sprays of flowers woven with pink, blue and black silk, pink and blue chenille, and gold and silver thread. Lined with yellow cotton and edged with yellow fringe. Louis XV period

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection