Piece of brocade

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 71 x 17 cm (27 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1568

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Piece; foundation fabric of white silk cloth which appears in the very incomplete design of leafy sepentines and in many of the flowers which spring, in groups, alternately left and right, across the white serpentines; much of floral sprays brocaded in polychrome silks; background of design in blue ribbed silk fromed by warp floats; a number of cracks; right selvedge present.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell