European, Western Europe - Furnishing Fabric with Armorial Motif, about 1550-1650

European, Western Europe

Furnishing Fabric with Armorial Motif, about 1550-1650

Cut silk velvet with applied linen tabby embroidered with polychrome silk yarns and gilt yarns; couched silver and gilt yarns, 45.1 x 57.8 cm (17 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

T21e12

Description

Pattern: Crest

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection before 1900.

Bibliography

Adolph S. Cavallo. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1986), p. 213, no. 235. (as Western European, dated about 1550-1650)


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

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