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Brocade in polychrome silks on an ivory-colored ground in compound weave. Floral arrangements with slices of citrus fruits. Composed of two pieces, each with a selvedge on one side of six cords and three narrow stripes. Two pieces sewn together along the selvedges to make a piece rounded on one...

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Gift by Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 1725–75

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48.3 x 35.2 cm (19 x 13 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts