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Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk with silver gilt strips and silver thread on a silk core, and with padded linen and braid

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by the late John Compton

  • Museum number:

    T.129-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of the skirt of a silk image robe consisting of six panels seamed together in such a way as to keep the pattern almost complete. One outer panel and one of the central panels have small additional pieces of the same silk sewn on to make up the requisite length. Blue silk ribbed ground self patterned with a design of geometric and curved shapes interspersed between the brocaded areas. Brocaded in flat silver gilt strips and silver thread on a white silk core with a meandering floral pattern. The letter 'J' in metal thread on padded linen has been sewn to the bottom of one panel. The textile is edged all round with a narrow woven braid in a small geometric pattern in yellow, blue and cream silk with a looped fringe with the three colours of silk alternating. All the seams except the central one also have braid attached.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1750-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk with silver gilt strips and silver thread on a silk core, and with padded linen and braid

Marks and inscriptions

'J'
In metal thread on padded linen sewn to the bottom of one panel.

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 in, Height: 66 cm, Width: 41.5 in at top, Width: 105 cm at top, Width: 50.5 in at bottom, Width: 128.5 cm at bottom, Height: 15.5 in repeat, Height: 39 cm repeat, Width: 10.5 in repeat, Width: 40 cm repeat

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/166.

Descriptive line

Part of the skirt of a silk image robe, made in France, 1750-1775

Materials

Silk (textile); Silver-gilt thread; Silver thread; Linen

Techniques

Sewing; Brocading; Plaited

Subjects depicted

Fringe; Floral; Ribbed; Geometric patterns

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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