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Brocade fragment

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Ground: cream, white silk (weft rib). Design: small flowering plants and trees, growing from small plots of ground, plots woven (brochée) with flat gilded silver, trees with gilded silver wound on cream colored silk, and flowering plants with pink, reddish violet, and green silk; lace-like...

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Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

French, 18th century


Overall: 26 x 41 cm (10 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts