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Piece of brocade

French
18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 97.5 x 54 cm (38 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.578

Medium or Technique

Silk polychrome and gold-colored metallic thread brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream white silk woven with all-over pattern of small triangles. Design: undulating bands of gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk, and thin strips of gilded silver), crossed by undulating vines bearing flowers, woven with green, reddish violet, and pinkish red silk, gold thread, strips of silver, and strips of gilded silver. selvedge with five cords. Worn and patched.

Credit Line

Gift of H. A. Elsberg