Piece of brocade

Italian or French
17th–18th century


Dimensions

19 x 16.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

85.386

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground woven with white silk and thin strips of silver; gold flowers and sprays outline diamonds, in which are lobed circular medallions containing bunches of roses of bright pink, red, green, white and light and dark violet silk. The gold thread is made of winding yellow silk with silver gilt. Pieced.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales