Rococo, Louis XV, Pillement-style panel

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

103.5 x 158.75 cm (40 3/4 x 62 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 62 1/2 x 40 3/4 in.

Accession Number

57.189

Medium or Technique

Silk; Polychrome silk and lance with metallic threads on silk taffeta lisere gorund

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Figured, ribbed ivory taffeta, liseré ground. Design, in bright polychrome silks and *gilt thread and wire, shows three undulating bight green vines from which grow violet, blue, yellow, terracotta and gold blossoms. **Panel made of two pieced widths sewn together down middle. Condidtion fair; a few worn and darned areas.
*lamé and frisé are lancé, not brocaded
** Pillement style

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot