about 1730

Object Place: Venice, Italy


112.7 cm (44 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: CB: 44 1/2 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; bizarre silk brocaded with polychrome chenille, silk with silver and gold metallic threads, silk lampas damassé ground

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Composed of many panels of two different brocades, all bordered with gold galloon; the whole lined with green silk taffeta. One brocade shows flowers, leaves, ribbons and vines in gold and bright polychrome silk and chenille yarns, on dark magenta figured ground. The other shows the same pattern in slightly different colors on a figured white ground. Elliptical opening for neck. Condition fair; front and back panels worn. Brocade eaten out of one lower corner. Lining has holes, tears, two large stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John G. Greene