Brocade piece

mid–18th century

Object Place: France


67 x 25.7 cm (26 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt metal threads Brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Piece. Ground: White silk with wavy ribbons brocaded in white and blue silks. Design: Curved stems with roses brocaded in polychrome silks crossed with curved stems bearing trumpet-shaped blossoms brocaded in gilded tinsel, gilded silver wire wound on a silk core, and green silk. These floral sprays form an undulating line which crosses and recrosses the wavy ribbon in the ground. Selvedge on one side with four cords and two narrow stripes. Spotted and stained. Metallic threads worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates