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Textile

Large piece of brocade composed of three widths of material, light purple ground with self figure of delicate serpentine stems and powdered leaves with bright polychrome silk brocaded flowers in small bunches springing right and left; a number of brownish stains.

Provenance

Said to have been part of a dress belonging to Mary Jackson Wendell, about 1760.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

18th century

Object Place

Spitalfields, England

Accession Number

54.1327

Medium or Technique

Polychrome Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles