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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1939.1
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Panel of Furnishing Velvet
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
17th-18th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Spain
Culture
Spanish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/214827
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cut velvet with silk and metallic yarns filé and frisé
Technique
Velvet
Dimensions
208.9 x 79.7 x 208.92 cm (82 1/4 x 31 3/8 x 82 1/4 in.)
Provenance
Mrs. Edwin S. Dodge, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1939
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Edwin S. Dodge
Accession Year
1939
Object Number
1939.1
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bittersweet-coloured cut velvet (three vertical seams) with embroidered motif in the lower 2/3rd in metallic yarns and pailettes (where metallic yarns are missing - yellow silk embroidery) in a pattern of large floral arrangements about scrolls and shells; embroidery includes gilt (frisé, guipure, satin, gaufrure, couching lamé, filé, bouillon) and silver (filé) yarns; metallic yarn fringe; backed with salmon-coloured twill weave silk or rayon

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