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Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1760s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk and silver thread brocade on taffeta silk ground

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brocade woven in silk and silver thread on a taffeta silk ground. The pattern consists of wavy band (in red) imitating lace, with roses in silver or green, white, and shades of red and blue. Between the bands is a repeating pattern of a man, cap in hand, offering a bouquet to a lady with a large parasol, behind whom a dog is standing on his hind legs. These figures are in colours and are shown standing on a silver ground. The ground of the brocade is salmon-coloured.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1760s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk and silver thread brocade on taffeta silk ground


Length: 10 in, Width: 12.5 in

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File no. 1930/2660.

Descriptive line

Brocaded silk; Italy; 1760s.


Silk (textile); Silver thread


Brocaded; Taffeta weave

Subjects depicted

Bouquets; Dogs (animals); Roses (flowers); Woman; Parasol; Man




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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