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Scalloped valance fragment

Fragment of scalloped valance; deep green satin ground with incomplete design of buildings in oriental style with phoenixes alighting on rooftops; brocaded with silver metal thread and yellowish-green, oink and white silk; left selvedge present. Cf. 50.2478.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

Italian (Venice), 18th century

Object Place

Venice, Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts