Embroidery panel

second half 18th century

Object Place: France


96.5 x 67.5 cm (38 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal figured weave with silk embroidery, metal sequins and plates

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Panel from skirt of dress; white ribbed silk ground shot with silver (now much tarnished) in minute geometric design; embroidered with polychrome silks, gold sequiins, gold foil and gold bouillion thread; powder of small blossoms over ground; deep border design at bottom edge of geometric forms combined with stylized minute flowers; above this, swags of leaves and ornamental discs with large sprays of many kinds of flowers and fruit extending up into border of skirt from points of swags; somewhat soiled; much of foil and many sequins missing; made of more than one width of material.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund