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Pillow case

possibly French
18th century

Object Place: France


Overall: 94.6 x 53.3 cm (37 1/4 x 21 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Reddish violet corded silk brocaded with gold and silver thread. Design: sprays of roses (silver) in ogival framework of twisted gold ribbons. Ground closely brocaded with gold leaving outlines and accents only in reddish violet silk. Badly worn. Back of pillow case red satin with couched gold embroidery across one end, with loops and balls at other end. Pillow case probably made up in Near East.

Credit Line

Gift of Emile Bernat