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Brocaded in silver wire wound on a silk core, silver frisé yarn and polychrome silks on a cream-colored satin ground. Large sprays of fruits and flowers, and rococo panels with landscapes, brocaded in polychrome silks. Remainder of surface entirely covered with brocading in silver in a pattern...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Italian, about 1750

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

83 x 47.5 cm (32 11/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.311

Medium or Technique

Silk with silver thread Brocade Frisé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles