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Panel (from a Dress)

A work made of silk, satin weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut, voided velvet.

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  • A work made of silk, satin weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut, voided velvet.

Date:

1875/1925

Artist:

Possibly designed by Charles Frederick Worth (French, 1825-1895)
House of Worth, (1858-1956)
Possibly Lyon, France

About this artwork

Delicate pale green irises climb up the ivory ground of this dress panel. As with the velvet to the immediate right, the floral and foliate elements here are made of cut velvet, silhouetted by the contrasting color of the ground fabric. The plush velvet design rising from the smooth ground creates a play between pattern and texture, an effect also apparent in the velvet cityscape to the far right.
—Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59

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Artist

Charles Frederick Worth (Designer)

Title

Panel (from a Dress)

Origin

France

Date

Made 1875–1925

Medium

Silk, satin weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut, voided velvet

Dimensions

144.8 × 103.5 cm (57 × 40 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Arthur W. Schultz

Reference Number

1986.49

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