Piece of embroidery

Chinese, for the English market
18th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

71.6 x 73.3 cm (28 3/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.781

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Piece, irregular rectangle. Cream-colored ribbed silk, embroidered with polychrome silk yarns. Light, airy design shows very slender flowering vines meandering over surface. Between these, single sprigs and small bouquets tied with ribbons. Part of narrow, flat, yellow selvedge at either side. A few small gray and brown stains.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend