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 x 78.7 cm (44 1/4 x 31 in.) repeat: 50.4 x 39.6 cm (19 7/8 x 15 5/8 in.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chester D. Tripp