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Piece of brocade

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The ground is white silk, with bunches of flowers, in bright pinks, light blue, green, black, lavender, brown and white silk, and waving ribbon-like forms of white silk outlined with white, on which are flowers and leaves woven with silver and silver gilt.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

French, 18th century


Height x width: 9 x 18 1/2 in. (22.9 x 47 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold/silver-colored flat strip metal and gold-colored metallic wrapped thread brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts