About this artwork
Chinoiserie—a European interpretation of East Asian art—held special appeal in the Netherlands. Dutch weavers in Amsterdam developed a singular style of chinoiserie patterns for silk weaving. Their highly detailed compositions of figures and flowers were sometimes mistaken for Japanese textiles, and this may have been the desired effect.
- Currently Off View
- Length of Woven Silk
- Made 1730–1739
- Silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts and self-patterned by ground wefts; two selvages present
- 112.4 × 78.7 cm (44 1/4 × 31 in.) repeat: 50.4 × 39.6 cm (19 7/8 × 15 5/8 in.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chester D. Tripp