Piece of brocade

French or Italian
Late 17th–18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 35.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

85.381

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored metallic wrapped brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red satin ground, a design of large forms and composed of various fruits, flowers and leaves, is woven with light and dark blue, light and deep violet, green, white and yellow silk and gold thread. The gold thread was made by winding silk with thin strips of silver gilt.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales