Italian or Spanish
Object Place: Italy or Spain
55 x 220 cm (21 5/8 x 86 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Valance. Central band of recurved acanthus leaves, appliqued yellow shot silk highlighted with laid metallic and green floss silk yarns, with various naturalistic blossoms in polychrome floss silk yarns. Bordered above and below by similar designs. Ground of creamcolored ribbed silk. Most metal missing from shot areas; some sections worn or missing entirely. Unmatched tape along upper edge. Lined.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection