Textile fragment

French
Second or third quarter of 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

24 x 27.4 cm (9 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.628

Medium or Technique

Silk ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pale green-gray silk. Gauze weave, with pattern made by extra warps and wefts in fancy bindings. Longs, free warp floats on reverse. Shows a large onion-shaped motif with foliage issuing from the top. Narrow borders along sides and between repeats of pattern, showing quatrefoils on diaper ground. A number of small brown stains.

Provenance

By 1952, F. & G. Staack, Camden, ME; purchased from Staack by the MFA [see note 1] (Accession date: June 12, 1952)

NOTES:
[1] Accession numbers 52.614 - 52.949 were purchased together as a group for $57.50.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund