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Brocade fragment

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Pink ribbed taffeta ground, showing darker pink bands, brocaded with polychrome floss and frisé silks. Pattern shows broad, vertically undulating lace ribbons bordered with floral branches; larger bouquets fill interspaces. Corded pink selvedge at right side. A few small stains and loose...

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Anonymous gift

French, mid-18th century


Overall: 33.7 x 32.4 cm (13 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts