Brocaded silk (one of two)

18th century

Object Place: Italy


36.9 x 20.5 cm (14 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two pieces. Brocaded in polychrome silks on a compound satin ground. (b) has a wide satin stripe in the center shading from white through yellow to tan, with scattered small leaf motifs. On either side, a leafy floral vine brocaded on a ribbed silk ground. (a) brocaded with a symmetrical leafy floral vine, with a narrow tan satin stripe at each edge. (b) has selvedge on one side of six cords, the other side turned in and basted. Soiled, worn, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates