Circa 1710 - 1730 French or Italian silk brocaded lampas in a "Lace pattern"

(Italy, 18th Century)

Circa 1710 - 1730 French or Italian silk brocaded lampas in a "Lace pattern"
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Peterborough, NH, 03458
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Circa 1710 - 1730 French or Italian silk brocaded lampas in a "Lace pattern"

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A French or Italian 1710 - 30 silk and silver metal brocaded lampas cover with symmetrical patterns of flower and leaves on a melon/orange silk ground. Patterns such as these were typically nicknamed “lace patterns” for they generally included areas of small scale diaper ornament that were creamy white in color and formed of bands and ribbons reminiscent of lace trimmings. Edged in a creamy white silk trim and fully lined with a coordinating green silk.

WIDTH: 66 in | HEIGHT: 70 in

Origin Italy
Category Textiles
Circa1710 - 1730
Period 18th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Large water stain and two red stains along the silk trim and light fade along up left corner as facing it. NEVER dry clean pieces such as these as it will ruin them. These can be easily cleaned through the Chicago Conversancy an art conservator.

THB REF: 1382619476 DEALER REF: 10S07


"“With their luxuriant patterns and pleasing symmetry, so-called lace pattern silks of the early eighteenth century were used for sumptuous fashions and furnishings throughout Europe. Peaking in popularity in the 1720s, lace pattern brocades underscore a significant design exchange between two important French industries. Silks of this type are characterized by areas of delicate diaper patterning and fillings that typically resemble lace or net. It may appear that silk weavers derived their designs from pieces of lace; however, it was in fact the brocades that inspired the lace makers of the day. Though independently creative, lace manufacturers kept abreast of stylistic developments in related fields—within the detailed, mesh-like silk patterns of this brief period, designers saw great potential for new types of intricacies in their laces.” "