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Damask gown skirt fragment

1740-1760
Origin: Asia, China for American Market
OL: 29"; OW 14 1/4"
Silk damask
Gift of the Estate of Henry Ginsburg
Acc. No. 2009-64
Two-color salmon and gold silk damask that was once part of a gown skirt or petticoat. Woven design consists of a scrolling floral pattern, not a full repeat. Textile is an irregularly-shaped piece with striped dark blue and gold silk selvage along right edge. Small piece of white glazed linen stitched to the reverse. Once part of gown worn in New York, accession number 1985-143.