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Brocade fragment

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Piece, irregular rectangle, made of three pieces, sewn together. Chocolate brown ribbed taffeta ground brocaded with polychrome silks. Pattern shows a plinth supporting an urn containing strawberries; at left of plinth, sheep graze and drink from a pool; large-scale leaves and flowering branches...

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Credit Line

Gift by Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 73.7 x 37.5 cm (29 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.477

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles