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Piece. Brocaded in silver wire wound on a silk core and polychrome silks on a ground of ivory ribbed silk. Large floral arrangements with pineaples and scrolls in silver. Lined with natural-colored linen plain cloth. Folded, soiled, stained, many splits and holes. Worn, silver tarnished,...

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Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

French, 1700–50

Object Place



53 x 51.8 cm (20 7/8 x 20 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal thread brocade and cotton backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts