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Brocaded with tinsel, silver wire wound on a silk core (tinsel wound with silver wire wound? on a silk core) and polychrome silks. Undulating stems with large palm and fan-shaped leaves in silver, and floral sprays, on a weft-figured ground of cream-colored ribbed silk. Composed of two pieces....

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, Around 1750

Object Place

France

Dimensions

72.7 x 88.5 cm (28 5/8 x 34 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.425

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver metal thread brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles