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Fragment of taffeta

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Irregularly-shaped piece of fine white silk taffeta (now yellowed and stained in places), probably from skirt of a dress; design of angular serpentines formed of wild roses, pansies, and other small flowers with figure, in Chinese costume standing under a bush, in interspaces; outlines printed...

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Gift of the Loring Greenough House

English, 18th century

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35.9 x 61.6 cm (14 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: Detail: 20 x 30 in.

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Printed and painted silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts