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Piece of brocade

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Piece; foundation fabric of white silk cloth which appears in the very incomplete design of leafy sepentines and in many of the flowers which spring, in groups, alternately left and right, across the white serpentines; much of floral sprays brocaded in polychrome silks; background of design in blue...

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Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

French, 18th century

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Overall: 71 x 17 cm (27 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts