Textile

18th century


Object Place: Spitalfields, England

Dimensions

Overall: 101.6 x 49.8 cm (40 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.780

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel. Cream-colored ground of finely ribbed silk with narrow satin stripes and fine weft figures, brocaded with thick polychrome silks. Design shows scrolls and vines, undualting in vertical direction, defined by weft figure and decorated with brocaded acorns and blue dots. Sparsely scattered floral sprigs and rings brocaded in various sizes and colors. Flat narrow selvedge at each side. Silk browned; a few small brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend