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Loosely woven white silk tabby ground. Warp-figured pattern shows undulating blue stripe with one serrated edge and parts of two yellow coral branches. Tiny loops along selvedges. Soiled. Traces of glue in corners. Paper label marked 733 in one corner.


By 1952, F. & G. Staack, Camden, ME; purchased from Staack by the MFA [see note 1] (Accession date: June 12, 1952) NOTES: [1] Accession numbers 52.614 - 52.949 were purchased together as a group for $57.50.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

French, Second or third quarter of 19th century

Object Place



11.5 x 10 cm (4 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk tabby weaving


Textiles and Fashion Arts