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Taffeta brocade

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 69.9 x 54.6 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

61.203

Medium or Technique

Taffeta, brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pink taffeta ground figured with small floral sprigs executed with weft floats. Irregular curvilinear compartments formed by interplay of feathered ribbons in neutral red, silver and white. Three types of silver thread: tinsel, flat spiral and overspun. Narrow, corded pink selvedge. Faded, silver tarnished, a few small holes and greenish stains. Length, full loom width.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund