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Piece of velvet

Green silk ground woven with narrow strips of silver gilt; the design, an ogival frame-work composed of four leaves joined by a form that suggests a fleur-de-lis, enclosing a conventional plant form, is of cut and uncut velvet of the same color as the as the ground.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts