Textile length

Italian (possibly Venice)
early 18th century


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

82.3 cm (32 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1067

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (7/1 satin and plain weave) brocaded with silk and gilt-metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Irregularly-shaped fragments, now stitched together to create full width; red silk satin ground figured in plain weave, brocaded with large scale design of conventionalized fruit including pineapples, palms, and a group of fans (?) in an ornamental receptacle; brocaded with gold and silver metal threads, light green, yellow, and pale blue silks.

Provenance

Miss Gertrude Townsend; gift to the MFA, September 15, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend