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Italian or French
17th–18th century

Object Place: Italy or France


117 x 154 cm (46 1/16 x 60 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woven cotton

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular hanging. Top and center; red velvet ground in the shape of a tau cross having a repeating simple stylized symmetrical floral spray in gold-shot cotton appliqué, with metallic yarn edging, glued and couched in place. Side panels: repeating large curling acanthus-like leaves with lace-pattern details and small blossoms in red silk and tan linen matelassé. Metallic yarn fringe across bottom edge and in a horizontal line near the top. Very badly worn in many areas.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection