Velvet

Italian
16th century


Dimensions

Overall: 67.5 x 59 cm (26 9/16 x 23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

91.178

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal thread velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White silk ground woven with strips of silver; the design, a very conventional flower form, in an ogival frame-work is of red cut and uncut velvet. This piece is of the same type as 85.299, 85.350, 93.327a and b, 93.486. A similar piece is called by Mme. Errera, Spanish work(?) of the 16th cent., by Fischbach, Venetian of the 16th cent., by Cole, Italian, middle of the 16th cent., by Cox, Genoese, 15th cent. See Collection d’Anciennes Étoffes Réunies et Décrites, par Madame Isabelle Errera, p.136, fig. 279.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige