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Piece of brocade

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The ground is woven of white silk and silver thread. The design, of which only a small part appears in each piece, is composed of undulating ribbons and sprays of flowers woven with pink, blue and black silk, pink and blue chenille, and gold and silver thread. Lined with yellow cotton and...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or French, 18th century


25.3 x 29.5 cm (9 15/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

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Silk with silver and metal gilt thread brocade, silk fringe and cotton backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts