Piece of brocade
Italian or possibly Spanish
Design 15th–16th century, work 16th century
Height x width (a): 67 x 46 cm (26 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.) Height x width (b): 10 1/16 x 6 1/2 in. (25.5 x 16.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ground white silk, with a large design of an ogival frame-work enclosing a symmetrical and conventional bunch of flowers, woven with red silk. A is pieced; both much worn. Same type of design as 91.178, 93.327 a and b, 93.486, 93.473 a and b, 93.578, 85.331, and 93.56. A similar piece is catalogued in the Musées Royaux des Art Décoratifs de Bruxelles, as Spanish work (?) of the 17th century, and at the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, as 16th century. See Catalogue d’Étoffes Anciennes et Modernes Décrites par Madame Isabelle Errera, Bruxelles, 1907. p. 213 and 214, no. 279 and 279a.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection