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Piece of velvet

16th century


Height x width (a): 21 x 7 1/4 in. (53.3 x 18.4 cm) Height x width (b): 23 1/2 x 7 in. (59.7 x 17.8 cm)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White silk ground woven with strips of silver; the deisgn, a very conventional flower form, in an ogival frame-work is of red cut and uncut velvet. Only a small part of the design which is large shows. This piece is of the same type as 85.299, 91.178, 85.350, 93.486. A similar piece is called by Mme. Errera, Spanish work (?) of the 16th cent., by Fischbach, Venetian of the 16th cent., by Cole, Italian, middle of the 16th cent., by Cox, Genoese, 15th cent. See Collection d’ Anciennes Étoffes Réunies et Décrites, par Madame Isabelle Errera, p. 136, fig. 279.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection