Piece of brocade
Object Place: France
48.8 x 48 cm (19 3/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt metal thread, and silver metal thread brocade frisé
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Grayish-tan figured silk ground. Brocaded in silver wire and gilded silver wire wound on silk cores, tinsel and gilded tinsel, gilded silver frisé yarn and polychrome silks. Intertwined ribbons with scalloped edges and floral sprays tied with ribbons and tassels. Selvedge on one side and on part of the other of six cords and a wide stripe. Many splits and holes, soiled.
Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell