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Panel of brocade

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Panel. gray-green satin ground, with pattern brocaded in polychrome silks and silver yarn. Symmetrical design showing a flowery grove by a wall with a waterfall and certain bizarre elements such as giant bud or horn with flames at its crest, and curved bars at base of waterfall. Both selvedges,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 1700–50

Object Place



55.7 x 50.3 cm (21 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal threads brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts