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Brocade fragment

18th century

Object Place: France


Overall: 9 x 53.5 cm (3 9/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, frisé, taffeta

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment; white silk taffeta ground (white shows only as a part of the design); background of design, heavy blue horizontal ribbing formed by extra blue silk warp; design of alternating serpentines, one a wide ribbon with a superimposed brocaded design of small-scale interlacing rose serpentines, the other, a slender twisting ribbon serpentine with floral sprays; brocading in green, pink, black (now mostly rotted out) and cream silk and pale pink frisé silk; several small cracks.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell