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  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1550-1574 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet and silk cord applied to silk satin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Valance of yellow satin, with an applique pattern in purple velvet with bunches of reddish silk threads. Repeating pattern of symmetrical leafy stems, some growing from cornucopiae, and others from vases. There is a narrow border at each end filled with floral devices, and on three sides a fringe of yellow and red silk. Lined with linen.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)


1550-1574 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet and silk cord applied to silk satin


Length: 65 in, Depth: 12.5 in

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 2481/1903, 30463/1902.

Said by the vendor to have come from Blois.

Descriptive line

Valance, applique purple velvet on yellow satin, possibly France, 1550-1574.


Silk (textile); Silk thread; Linen (material)


Velvet weave; Satin weave; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Cornucopia; Floral patterns; Foliation (pattern); Vases


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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