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Piece of brocade

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White silk ground on which is a design in velvet and brocade of symmetrically arranged plants bearing flowers, leaves and seed vessels. The colors are blue, red, green, white, yellow and dull pink.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, Late 17th–18th century


Overall: 36.5 x 15.7 cm (14 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts