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Piece of brocade

Rectangular piece. White (cream-colored) figured taffeta ground, brocaded with undulating, leafy green branches and clusters of small pink and lavender flowers. The branches form an irregular lozenge network over surface. Selvedges cut off. Several brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, mid-18th century

Object Place

France

Accession Number

56.475

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles