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Piece of damask

Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 34 7/16 x 17 1/8 in. (87.5 x 43.5 cm)

Accession Number

19.705

Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Green satin ground on which is a powder of golden yellow conventional plant and feather forms. Pieced, and lined with reddish orange silk. Gold lace on the two long edges.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel