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Piece of cloth

Large piece, dark pinkish cream silk cloth ground (much stained and cracked); design of pieces of bean plant with blossoms and open pods showing beans arranged in rather angular serpentine, brocaded with red, pink, green, white, yellow, and black silks; probably part of a dress skirt; left...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

English, 18th century

Object Place

Spitalfields, England

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts