Panel of brocade

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

73 x 156.5 cm (28 3/4 x 61 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.871

Medium or Technique

Silk with silver colored metal strip-wrapped on silk core brocade, silver colored metal strip-wrapped on core tape, and silk lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Figured ground of pale rose silk brocaded in tinsel, tinsel wound on a silk core, and frisé silver yarn. Undulating floral vines intertwined with ribbons of lace pattern. Panel composed of a number of pieces, lined with grayish-blue silk cloth and edged with silver galloon. Spotted, very worn, holes. Extensively repaired with running stitch.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lee Porter