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Textile

English (Spitalfields)
18th century


Object Place: Spitalfields, England

Dimensions

Overall: 88.9 x 48.9 cm (35 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

58.997b

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pieces of a dress. Ivory damask ground, brocaded with polychrome silks. Damask ground, brocaded with polychrome silks. Damask pattern shows vertical undulating floriate and foliate vines, some with brocaded blossoms or blossom centers. Super-imposed on this are scattered sprigs or small bouquets, all brocaded. Flat selvedges showing pair of narrow red stripes. Note: certain brocaded blossoms show wefts bound in fine twill. Brown stains and spots. Hemmed, cut and seamed in places. a) several panels sewn together b) single panel.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John H. Hilliard