Piece of brocade

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

48.3 x 53 cm (19 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.734

Medium or Technique

Silk and metal thread brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of deep salmon-colored figured taffeta. Brocaded in plychrome silks, tinsel, gilded tinsel, silk frisé yarn, silver frisé yarn, and gilded silver frisé yarn. Undulating lacy ribbons with floral sprays, small sailing ships and flags. In the interspaces, vases with flowers. Soiled, very faded. Several small scraps of natrural-colored linen canvas attached to the back.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund