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On a cream-colored silk satin ground, continuous undulating, leafy vines brocaded in gilded silver wire wound on a silk core. Floral sprays growing out of them, brocaded in tinsel wound on a silk core and polychrome silks. Selvedge on one side with five cords and three narrow stripes. Very...

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John Wheelock Eliot Fund

French, mid-18th century

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128 x 28.5 cm (50 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk with silver and gilt metal thread satin brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts