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Fragment of brocade (one of two)

18th century

Object Place: France


Overall: 14.6 x 19.7 cm (5 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two fragments; white satin ground fabric with background design of narrow vertical stripes horizontally ribbed and diagonal small-scale flowering branches (ribbed stripes formed by extra white silk warp, flowering branches by extra white silk weft); over regularly spaced wide white satin stripes a small-scale serpentine with berries and quatrefoil blossoms, over ribbed area, sprays of roses; rose sprays and serpentines brocaded with green, pink, red, black and purple silks; right selvedge present on (a).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Carroll B. Hills