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Brocade piece

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Piece. Ground: White silk with wavy ribbons brocaded in white and blue silks. Design: Curved stems with roses brocaded in polychrome silks crossed with curved stems bearing trumpet-shaped blossoms brocaded in gilded tinsel, gilded silver wire wound on a silk core, and green silk. These...

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Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

French, mid–18th century

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67 x 25.7 cm (26 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt metal threads Brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts