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Textile, brocaded taffeta

ca. 1755
Origin: England, Spitalfields
21" wide x 37" long; vertical repeat 26 1/4"
Silk brocaded with silk and metallic threads.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1973-55
Panel from woman's gown skirt of ivory-ground silk taffeta with secondary weft-float pattern of undulating leafy branches and blossoms, brocaded with spotted elements. Larger spikey clusters of single flowers and strawberry sprigs strewn in alternate arrangement. Brocaded with silk in rose, yellow, orange, greens, plums, and black, with metallic silver threads. Brocade shading is of type called points rentrees.