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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
Middle to end of 16th century


Overall: 74 x 53.7 cm (29 1/8 x 21 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Yellow silk ground. The design of an ogival frame work composed of large leaves, etc. and enclosing a composite conventional flower form is of red satin. Pieced. Pieces of this type are called “Italian perhaps of Milanese make about 1560” by Alan S. Cole, in Ornament in European Silks. London 1899, pp 108 and 109, figs. 88 and 89. “Spanish work, 16th cent.” See Cat. d’Étoffes Anciennes et Modernes décrites par Madam Isabelle Ferrera, Bruxelles, 1907, pp. 184 and 185, nos, 235, 236, 237.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection