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Woven silk

Woven silk

  • Place of origin:

    Lyon (made)

  • Date:

    1733-1736 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk in silver thread and satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Simeon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress fabric of brocaded silk. Green satin with a design of flowers and an architectural motif. The flowers, carnations and roses, have with their petals brocaded in shades of cream and pink and their leaves are woven in the ground. The architectural motif, a type of brick enclosure, together with some of the details on the smaller flowers are brocaded in silver thread. There is a right-hand selvedge.

Place of Origin

Lyon (made)


1733-1736 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk in silver thread and satin


Length: 11.5 in, Length: 29.3 cm, Width: 11 in, Width: 28 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/524.

Descriptive line

Dress fabric of brocaded silk, Lyon, 1733-1736


Silk (textile); Silver thread


Brocaded; Satin

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Buildings; Flowers


Textiles; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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