Textile length

Silk chiné taffeta

French
Third quarter 18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

57.7 x 115.5 cm (22 11/16 x 45 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

47.1462

Medium or Technique

Warp-printed silk plain weave (chiné tafetta)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of chiné tafetta, probably from a dress. Neutral rose ground with two serpentine ribbons, striped rose and salmon, undulating vertically. Bouquets of three blossoms each, in shades of pink and green, fill the curves made by the path of the ribbon; sprigs hang from ribbon outside curves. Flat, wide selvedges at sides. Needle holes; a few breaks and tears.

Credit Line

Mrs. Cabot's Special Fund