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Piece of velvet

Italian
17th century


Dimensions

78 x 128 cm (30 11/16 x 50 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.28 x .78

Accession Number

20.933

Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red, cut and uncut, velvet with a semi-conventional floral design surrounded by baroque ornament. The ground of cream white silk was originally woven with metal threads which are now almost entirely worn off. Narrow pieces of tarnished silver and gold gimp sewed on two sides. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection