Liberty & Co. (English, founded 1875)
Object Place: London, England
219.7 x 92 cm (86 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk sheer-tabby dyed with gold-colored and painted metal thread brocade, metal snaps, and padded ornaments
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Sheer silk tabby shawl dyed in vibrant shades of pink, gold, violet and green. Repeating wreath motif brocaded in gold and red metallic threads along sides and end borders. Snap closure concealed with decorative, flower-shaped “button” of assorted padded silks. Condition: good; some thread loss and abrasion on metallic threads. Few small holes.
(Liberty and Co.)
Purchased by Ward Dick Kerlin, father of Catherine Kerlin Wilder (Mrs. Amos N. Wilder), in the 1920's. Amos Wilder is the brother of American playwright Thorton Wilder.
Gift of Mrs. Amos N. Wilder