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Fragment of brocade

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Fragment; foundation fabric white silk cloth; much of background in blue satin formed by extra blue silk warp; very incomplete, large-scale symmetrical design of decorative leaves and blossoms brocaded largely with silver metal thread; some details in light green silk.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 54 x 21.5cm (21 1/4 x 8 7/16in.)

Accession Number

51.1385

Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles