Textile length

possibly Italian
late 17th century

Object Place: Italy


47.6 x 52.5 cm (18 3/4 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin and plain weave damask patterned with supplementary continuous patterning wefts of silk and metallic thread

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red silk damask, satin ground patterned in plain weave; brocaded with silver wire wound on a silk core, silver frisé yarn and chartruese and pink silk. Symmetrical pattern of palmettes, leaves and flowers in small scale, connected by thin wavy stems. Selvedge on both sides of eight cords. Edge turned in and basted on all sides.


Amy Pleadwell; purchased by MFA, April 14, 1949.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund