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Two strip fragments

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Strip fragment, from silk used at Attingham Park, Shropshire, in early 19th C. Drawing room and picture gallery. White silk taffeta, painted with opaque polychrome and silver pigments. Sprigs and bouquets of berries and flowers, sparsely placed in a row. Three sides cut; fourth shows selvedge...

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Chinese, for the Western Market. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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Gift of The Lady Berwick

18th–19th century

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11.8 x 98 cm (4 5/8 x 38 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: a)--L: 98.0 cm, W: 11.8 cm; b--L: 86 cm, W: 11.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Painted, white silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts