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Ecclesiastical costume. Louis XV style: Meadering branches and floral sprays brocaded and lancé in polychrome silk and gold and silver metallic threads (lamé and filé) on cream colored silk taffeta damassé ground. Two repeats in the width. Condition: Fair; abrasion of metallic threads and...

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Credit Line

Gift in memory of Natalie Brown (née Dresser), Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Senior

French (Lyon), about 1760–65

Object Place

Lyon, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts