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Panel of velvet

French (Lyon)

Object Place: Lyon, France


176.53 cm (69 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Velvet (plush, or Pan). Warp, ground: silver wrapped around a blue silk core, bound in a 6:1 satin. Weft, pile: medium blue silk. Weft: dark blue silk, tightly spun. Large stylized palmette motif of blue silk plush voided velvet on silver ground. The suppleness of the fabric is created by the medium blue warp being present only in the cut velvet areas (and not woven into the ground) and by the wide spacing of the dark blue silk weft. Conditon: excellent; small section of lower right corner cut out.

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation