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Panel of brocade

Brocaded in tinsel, silver wire wound on a silk core and polychrome silks on a ground of tan silk in compound weave. Ribbon-like motifs running diagonally, broken by shell-shaped islands with floral sprays. Selvedge on both sides of six cords and holes, silver threads tarnished, very worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Eugene, Paul, and George A. Bernat in memory of their father, Emile Bernat

French, 1725–75

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts