Requires Photography

Piece of brocade

Probably Italian or French
17th–18th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 49 x 47 cm (19 5/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

96.627

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is woven with gray silk and narrow strips of silver. On this is an all-over design of small sprays of flowers. The leaves are woven with brown silk, the flowers, with gray, light and dark green, pink and light blue silk and gold thread. Around some of the flowers and leaves are traces of black silk. Much faded and worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection