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Woven silk

Woven silk

  • Place of origin:

    Lyon (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1734-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk in silks and silver thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Simeon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress fabric of brocaded silk. Beige silk woven with some details in brown and a tiny check in the ground. The majority of the pattern is brocaded in silks and silver thread. The pattern is dominated by a large flower head but also includes a fountain with an avenue of cypress trees, tasselled cushions, fruit, an open book and other obscure shapes. The repeat is 13 inches deep but is not complete side to side. There is a right-hand selvedge.

Place of Origin

Lyon (made)


ca. 1734-1735 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk in silks and silver thread


Height: 35 in maximum, Height: 89 cm maximum, Width: 10.25 in maximum, Width: 26.7 cm maximum

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/524.

Historical context note

Another fragment is in the Gandini Collection (iv Dd 22), Modena, Italy. Shows more of the repeat. Dated 1730-1735; 17.5 cms x 38 cms.

Descriptive line

Dress fabric of brocaded silk, Lyon, ca. 1734-1735


Silk (textile); Silk thread; Silver thread



Subjects depicted

Fruit; Trees; Flowers; Book; Fountain


Textiles; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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