Spitalfields silk with floral taffeta: 18th century
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Spitalfields silk with floral taffeta. The silk has a yellow cannele ground and is brocaded with coloured silks and silver and silver gilt thread with sprays of flowers. These include rosebuds in shades of pink and crimson and exotic blooms in blues, mauves and silver thread. The design is echoed in the ground of the textile. The textile has a dropped, reversed repeat, taking up the entire loom width of 21".
1748 AD - 1750 AD