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Piece of brocade

Brocaded in polychrome silks, gilded tinsel, gilded silver wire, wound on a silk core, and gilded silver frisé yarn on a ground of white figured silk. Undulating floral vines. Very worn, with holes. Soiled and stained. Repaired with running stitches.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

French, 1725–75

Object Place

France

Accession Number

51.1587

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles