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Piece of velvet

Italian


Dimensions

Height x width: 11 x 7 1/16 in. (28 x 18 cm)

Accession Number

85.319

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is woven with light gray-blue silk and thin strips of silver gilt. The design of disconnected conventional flowers and leaves is of blue cut and uncut velvet. This piece may possibly be of the 16th-17th cent., but looks more like a.19th century reproduction.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales