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Silk damask length

Probably English
1750–1800


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 121.9 x 54.6 cm (48 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

61.179

Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular length, full loom width. Pale slate blue warp, cream weft faded, orig. blue. All over pattern showing lattice work with fish-scale compartments formed by thin rose vine; rose sprig in each compartment. Both selvedges complete: flat, wide, with pink, yellow and white stripes. Blue silk tape sewed on back of silk. A few brown stains, one small break.

Provenance

Taken from a dress made c. 1860 from silk said to have been used as curtains at Philadelphia in 18th c.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend