Brocade fragment

French
mid-18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 33.7 x 32.4 cm (13 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.886

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pink ribbed taffeta ground, showing darker pink bands, brocaded with polychrome floss and frisé silks. Pattern shows broad, vertically undulating lace ribbons bordered with floral branches; larger bouquets fill interspaces. Corded pink selvedge at right side. A few small stains and loose brocading yarns.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift