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Brocade fragment

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Bright pink silk taffeta ground with widely-spaced design, brocaded in polychrome silks, of separate motives including hunter in woods, sailboat on wave, flowers in basket, dog beside wall, a butterfly, cherries, bird with flower in his beak and a spray of blossoms; black mostly rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

French, 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 47.5 cm (17 5/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1583

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles