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Ground of deep salmon-colored figured taffeta. Brocaded in plychrome silks, tinsel, gilded tinsel, silk frisé yarn, silver frisé yarn, and gilded silver frisé yarn. Undulating lacy ribbons with floral sprays, small sailing ships and flags. In the interspaces, vases with flowers. Soiled, very...

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Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

French, 1725–75

Object Place

France

Dimensions

48.3 x 53 cm (19 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.734

Medium or Technique

Silk and metal thread brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles