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Apron of salmon pink satin

French
late 17th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

113 cm (44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.14

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery, Satin, brocaded

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Apron of salmon pink satin (now much faded, streaked, and stained), embroidered with polychrome silks, blues, and predominating, and with gold and silver metal thread and metal strips; design of large-scale flowering vine as border and scattered curving floral sprays over ground; fullness near top smocked and drawn in tightly, upper edge of gold brocaded blue silk almost entirely concealed by bands of gold and silver galloon, edges of apron finished with gold braid; edges faced with green silk; a number of cracks and breaks in satin.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Eliot Fund