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Textile in Silk from Europe

Textile, Silk, Europe

Works of Art (211)

"Abandon" afternoon dress, fall/winter 1948–49, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk, cotton (C.I.58.7.8a,b)
Air: Louis XIV as Jupiter, from a set of eight wall hangings depicting the Elements and the Seasons, ca. 1683, French, Silk, wool, and metal thread (46.43.4)
"Allegorical Figures," ca. 1893, Designed by Léon-Victor Solon (French); Manufacturer: Thomas Wardle & Co., English, Printed silk (2000.48)
Altar Frontal, late 14th century, German, Silk on linen (69.106)
Armchair, ca. 1850, Chair frame by firm of Joseph-Pierre-François Jeanselme (French); upholstery by firm of Jacques-Michel Dulud, Carved rosewood, leather, silk, serge (1995.164)
At-home dress, ca. 1850, English, Chinese aubergine silk damask and velvet (1994.302.1)
Ball gown, ca. 1872, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk (C.I.46.25.1a-d)
Ball gown, ca. 1951, Jacques Fath (French), Black silk velvet with ivory silk satin, white mink, and gold metal trim (1984.606.3a,b)
Banyan, ca. 1735, English, Brown figured silk faille (1981.208.2)
"Bar" suit and jacket, spring/summer 1947, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk shantung (C.I.58.34.30)

Skirt, executed in 1969 from a 1947 design, Reproduction of a skirt designed by Christian Dior (French), Wool (C.I.69.40)
Beachwear, ca. 1932, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Orange and yellow raw silk (2009.300.1336a–c)
Belt, fall 1934, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Black silk taffeta, plastic (2009.300.1227)
Berlin secretary cabinet, 1778–79, 1786, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, cherry, and cedar, veneered with curly maple, burl maple and mahogany (both stained), and with marquetry in maple (partially stained), hornbeam, apple, walnut, mulberry, tulipwood, and rosewood; ivory, mother-of-pearl, gilt bronze, brass, steel, iron, and silk (L.2013.15.1)
Bolster Cover, middle of the 18th century, Greece, Epirus, Cotton embroidered with silk (31.42)
Brassiere, 1920s, French, Silk, cotton (1977.363.18)
Bridal Chamber of Herse, Tapestry, ca. 1550, Workshop of Willem de Pannemaker (Flemish), Made/manufactured: Brussels, Southern Netherlands, Wool, silk, silver (41.190.135)
Brocaded silk, 1760s, French, Silk and metal thread (69.79.3)
Brocaded silk, design dated 1748, Anna Maria Garthwaite, designer; Thomas Brant, weaver, English (Spitalfields), Silk (62.136.1)
Brocaded velvet, 14th century, Probably Italian, Brocaded velvet of silk and metal thread (46.156.72)
Burse, first quarter of 18th century, English, Silk, metal thread, pearls, and garnets on silk velvet (64.101.1363)
Cabinet with personifications of the Five Senses, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, purl, chenille, seed pearls, coral beads, and mica; tent knots, rococo, satin, couching, and detached buttonhole stitches, knots; woven metal thread trim; silk and paper lining (29.23.1)
Cabinet with scenes from the story of Esther, after 1665, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; seed pearls, mica, feathers; detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling variations, French knot, single knot, laidwork, couching, satin, and stem stitches (64.101.1335)
Cape and Dress, ca. 1931, Jean Patou (French), Ivory china silk with multicolored floral print (1972.30.17a,b)
Cape, second half of 16th century, French, Velvet brocade with gold ground and small set pattern of geometric motifs woven in tan velvet of cut pile (06.941)
Chasuble, 18th century, Italian (probably Sicily), Silk and metal thread (1984.462.1)
Chasuble, ca. 1330–1350, English, Silk and silver-gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid-and-couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet (27.162.1)
Chasuble, late 15th–early 16th century, Italian, Silk velvet (41.87)
"Chérie" dinner dress, spring/summer 1947, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (C.I.48.13a,b)
Chopines, ca. 1600, Venice, Leather, silk, and wood (1973.114.4a,b)
Coat, 1911, Paul Poiret (French), Textile design by Raoul Dufy (French), Ivory and navy block printed velvet with brown fur trim and gold metallic mesh-covered silk closures (2005.199)
Coat, 1919, Paul Poiret (French), Silk, wool, metallic thread (2005.207)
Coat, ca. 1912, Paul Poiret (French), Natural and blue striped woven linen, blue silk, and faux abalone buttons (2005.200)
Coat, ca. 1919, Paul Poiret (French), Black silk and wool blend with white leather appliqués and white fur trim (C.I.61.40.4)
Coat, spring 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Polychrome wool felt, blue silk faille (2002.479.4)
Coat, spring/summer 1953, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (C.I.57.62.1a-c)
Cocktail dress, ca. 1960, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), Magenta silk (1993.190)
Cocktail dress, spring/summer 1948, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk, suede (C.I .58.34.28a,b)
Cocktail ensemble, ca. 1964, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Black silk and synthetic pile; ivory polyester blend damask with black nylon jersey (1973.297.2a,b)
Corset, 1770s, Italian, Yellow, red, and ivory silk compound weave (C.I.40.173.6a–e)
Corset, 1891, Maison Léoty (French, late 19th century), Silk (C.I.45.27)
Corset, late 1760s, French, Silk, linen, leather, wood, baleen (C.I.50.8.2)
Corset, third quarter of 18th century, European, Green silk damask (C.I.39.13.211)
Court dress, ca. 1750, British, Blue silk taffeta brocaded with silver thread (C.I.65.13.1a-c)
Court suit, late 18th–early 19th century, French, Blue patterned velvet embroidered in gold and silver metallic threads, blue and white silk threads (1983.384.1a-c)
Court train (manteau de cour), ca. 1809, French, Red cut silk-velvet embroidered with gold metallic thread (32.35.10)
The Croome Court tapestry room, Worcestershire, 1758–67, Designed by Robert Adam (English), Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel, and tapestry (58.75.1–22)
"Cupola" cocktail dress, fall/winter 1953–54, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (2002.304a,b)
Cushion cover, 1590–1610, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; stem, back, plaited braid, knots, and detached buttonhole stitches (64.101.1253)
David and Abigail, mid-17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, back, and cross stitches; unfinished (64.101.1325)
David-Weill desk, ca. 1918–19, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Amboyna, ivory, sharkskin, silk (1973.154.1)
Day dress, 1883–85, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk, glass (C.I.53.63a,b)
Day ensemble, ca. 1927, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, wool (1984.31a-c)
Day ensemble, ca. 1927, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, wool, metal (1984.28a-c)
Day suit, 1911–13, English, Wool, silk (C.I.37.46.177a,b)
Dinner dress, 1922–23, Paul Poiret (French), Navy-blue and red silk faille, gold metallic bullion buttons (C.I.43.85.2a,b)
Dinner dress, summer 1940, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Orange silk jersey, blue silk faille, ceramic (2009.300.1210)
Dress (open robe), 1795, English, Silk, cotton,(C.I.37.46.1)
Dress (Robe à la française), 1740s, England; textile Dutch or German, Silk, linen, pigment (1995.235a,b)
Dress (robe à la polonaise), ca. 1780, French, White silk de chine with hand-painted multicolored floral sprays (1976.146a,b)

Dress (robe à la polonaise), 1780–85, American, Yellow silk de chine with hand-painted multicolored floral sprays (1970.87a,b)
Dress ensemble, ca. 1965–66, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk (1978.64.4a,b)
Dress, 1907, Jeanne Hallée, Black silk crepe embroidered with silk floss and ribbon (C.I.49.2.5)
Dress, 1940, Madame Grès (French), Evening gown with peplum, silk jersey (41.65.2)
Dress, ca. 1735, British, Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground (C.I.64.14)
Dress, early 20th century, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Chlamys: brown and gray silk velvet printed with metallic silver; Dress: rust pleated silk (2001.702a)
Dress, fall/winter 1987–88, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Germany), for House of Chanel (French), Black vinyl and black nylon blend tulle, black silk satin, and black polyester jersey (1994.161.1)
Dress, spring/summer 2003, Alexander McQueen (British), Shredded ivory silk chiffon and tiered silk organza (2003.462)
Dressing gown, ca. 1930, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Stenciled rose silk (C.I.50.44)
Drowning of Britomartis, 1547–59, Probably designed by Jean Cousin the Elder (French); possibly woven by Pierre Blasse the Younger and Jacques Langlois (both French), Wool and silk (42.57.1)
"Electricity," 1900, English (Nottingham), Levers machine-made lace (64.229.2)
Embroidery with the Annunciation, mid-15th century, Netherlandish, Silk and metallic threads on linen (1990.330)
Ensemble, 1913, Paul Poiret (French), Ivory silk damask, ivory silk net, and ivory China silk with rhinestone trim; ivory silk net with green and black silk gauze, applied tape and rhinestone trim; green and black silk gauze headdress with strands of rhinestones; ivory silk damask shoes (2005.193a–g)
Ensemble, late 19th—early 20th century, Slovakian, Cotton, silk, wool (C.I.39.91.30a–g)
Ensemble, spring/summer 1999, Alexander McQueen (British), Bodice of balsa wood and cream leather, trousers of cream pinstriped wool and cream silk lace (2011.170a,b)
Evening coat, 1935, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), White silk brocade with polychrome birds and polychrome striped silk (C.I.46.4.19a,b)
Evening coat, ca. 1927, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, metallic thread (1984.30)
Evening coat, fall/winter 1950, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk (C.I. 55.76.26)
Evening dress, 1812–14, French, Silk (37.116a–c)

Dress, ca. 1820, British, Silk (1985.222.2a,b)
Evening dress, 1833–35, English, Silk (C.I.37.46.5)
Evening dress, 1877–82, European, Silk (C.I.37.61.1a,b)
Evening dress, 1893–1900, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk (1994.462a,b)
Evening dress, 1898–1900, House of Worth (French),Silk (1976.258.1a,b)
Evening dress, 1910, Paul Poiret (French), Green and ivory striped silk, black silk chiffon, white linen (2009.300.1289)
Evening dress, 1925, House of Worth (French, Silk, glass, metallic threads (C.I.46.4.20a-c)
Evening dress, 1928, Louiseboulanger (French), Silk, feathers (1973.6a,b)
Evening dress, 1938, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Black silk net with polychrome sequins (C.I.46.4.7a–c)
Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Black silk satin and black silk net embroidered with black sequins (C.I.46.4.4a–c)
Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Silver lamé and ivory silk net (C.I.46.4.24a,b)

Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Pale pink and silver lamé and pale pink silk net (C.I.46.4.25a,b)
Evening dress, 1939, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Steel-gray silk taffeta embroidered with metallic sequins and pink beads (C.I.46.4.18a,b)
Evening dress, 1966, Emilio Pucci (Italian), Polychrome silk jersey (1970.160.17)
Evening dress, ca. 1884–86, American or European, Silk (C.I.63.23.3a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1887, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk, glass, metallic thread (C.I.49.3.28a,b); Evening dress, 1892, House of Worth (French), Silk, crystal, metallic threads (C.I.49.3.25a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1926–27, Attributed to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, metallic threads, sequins (C.I.65.47.2a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1959, Richard Tam (American), Pink silk gazar with matching pink feathers (1980.338.6)
Evening dress, fall 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), White silk organza, metallic thread, plastic, white suede, green metal (2009.300.1165a,b)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1950, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk, beads, rhinestones (C.I. 53.40.10a-d)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1965–66, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Lace, silk (1973.20)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1991–92, Gianni Versace (Italian), Pink quilted silk satin, silk georgette, lace, 1993 (1993.52.1)

Evening dress, fall/winter 1991–92, Gianni Versace (Italian), Pale blue quilted silk satin, silk georgette, lace (1993.52.2)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1998, Dolce & Gabbana (Italian), Black silk duchesse satin with multicolored handpainted floral motifs and blue silk crepe lining, 1999 (1999.23)
Evening dress, summer 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Printed crepe-back silk satin (2009.300.1347a,b)
Evening dress, winter 1978, Missoni (Italian), Gold, bone, rust, and black silk knit with gold Lurex floating threads (1984.589.5a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1934, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Pale-blue pleated silk (1979.344.11a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1936, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Ivory silk lace with ivory silk tulle (1978.165.16a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Ivory silk organza embroidered with metallic thread, purl, and rhinestones (C.I.46.4.3a–e)
Evening ensemble, 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Orange silk organza with metallic stripes and orange silk (C.I.46.4.10a–c)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1934, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Black silk taffeta with metal plaques (1993.423.1a,b)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian); André Perugia (French), Green silk faille, metallic thread, gold kidskin, beige plastic (2009.300.1168a–c)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1990–92, Emanuel Ungaro (French), Gray silk crepe and gray silk chiffon (1993.345.15a-c)
Evening ensemble, fall 1952, Emilio Schuberth (Italian), Purple, pink, and black striped silk satin with black cotton lace appliqué (C.I.55.76.12a–d)
Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1980, Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria), Gilt embroidered black silk gazar (1984.607.28a–c)
Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1992, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Germany), for House of Chanel (French), Silk, cotton, metal, wood (1993.104.2a-c)
Evening gown, 1880s, Attributed to Liberty of London (British), Yellow China silk (1985.155)
Evening gown, 1902, English, Silk, sequins (C.I.37.44.1)
Evening gown, 1920s, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Pale-pink pleated silk with pink silk cord and glass beads (1995.28.6a)
Evening gown, 1939, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Pale pink lamé and black silk lace appliquéd with black silk velvet (C.I.52.24.2a,b)
Evening gown, 1954, Madame Grès (French), White silk jersey (C.I.56.60.6a,b)
Evening gown, 1958, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), White silk jersey (1973.104.2)
Evening gown, 1965, Cristobal Balenciaga (French), Light-blue silk satin (1973.139)
Evening gown, 1967–85, Madame Grès (French), Cream silk jersey (1997.116.38a-c)
Evening gown, 1978, Madame Grès (French), Green silk jersey and green silk velvet (1997.116.1a,b)
Evening gown, 1987, Patou by Christian Lacroix (French), Raspberry silk taffeta (1994.278)
Evening gown, ca. 1965, Madame Grès (French), White silk jersey (1994.192.12)
Evening gown, ca. 1968, Hubert de Givenchy (French), Salmon-colored silk with feathers (1971.79.4)
Evening gown, spring/summer 1991, Gianni Versace (Italian), for Versace Couture (Italian, founded 1992), Polychrome printed silk with multicolored rhinestone and glass bead embroidery (1993.52.4)
Evening gown, spring–summer 1996, Gianni Versace (Italian), Silver silk satin and silver synthetic lamé embroidered with clear and silver pailettes and beads (1999.328.4)
Evening wrap, 1954–55, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Pink silk faille (1973.21.3)
"Eventail" cocktail dress, fall/winter 1956–57, Christian Dior (French), Navy and royal blue warp-printed taffeta with navy horsehair band trim (C.I.63.36a–c)
Fancy dress costume, 1911, Paul Poiret (French), Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading (1983.8a,b)
Garden of Eden, last quarter of 16th century, English, Velvet worked with silk and metal thread; appliqué, tent, long-and-short, split, stem, satin, chain, knots, and couching stitches (64.101.1284)
Girdle, 1924, American or European, Silk (1974.258.11)
Heraldic textile with the emblems of two families, 1500–1550, Italy, Silk damask (46.156.116)
Hunters in a Landscape, ca. 1575–95, England (probably London), Wool and silk (2009.280)
"Italian," ca. 1873, Designed by Owen Jones (British); Manufactured by Warner and Sons, English, Woven silk (2000.46)
Jerkin, ca. 1580, Spanish, Brown silk voided velvet trimmed with metallic bobbin lace (26.196)
Jumpsuit, fall–winter 2002, Giorgio Armani (Italian), Gray silk satin (2003.68a,b)
"Junon" dress, fall/winter 1949–50, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Cotton, sequins (C.I.53.40.5a-d)
L'Oiseau dans la Lumière (Bird in Light), ca. 1925, Michel Dubost (French); manufacturer: Soieries F. Ducharne (Société Anonyme), Silk and metallic thread brocade (2004.84)
"La Cigale" dress, fall/winter 1952–53, Christian Dior (French), Silver gray silk moiré (C.I.59.26.3a,b)
Last Supper, from a set of four tapestries of the Passion, known as the Alba Passion, ca. 1520–30, Bernaert van Orley (Flemish); Probably designed by Pieter de Pannemaker (Flemish), Flemish, Wool, silk, and silver-gilt thread (1975.1.1915)
Le Jardinier: From the Fêtes Italiennes (Italian Village Scenes), 1734–36, François Boucher (French); Woven at the Beauvais workshop under André Charlemagne Charron (French), 1762, French, Wool and silk (64.145.4)
Length of brocaded velvet, 16th century, Spanish or Italian, Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (46.156.120)
Length of brocaded velvet, late 15th century, Italian (Venice), Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (12.49.8)
Les Perdrix (The Partridges), ca. 1771–72, Philippe de Lasalle (French, designer, French (Lyon), Silk (50.8a)
Loom-width piece of velvet, late 15th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, possibly Venice, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (53.157)
"Lys Noir" evening dress, fall/winter 1957–58, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (C.I.69.39)
Mantua, ca. 1708, English, Bizarre silk in salmon-pink damask with floral and foliate pattern brocaded with polychrome silk and gold metallic file (1991.6.1a,b)
Men's ensemble, ca. 1790, French, Three-piece men's suit composed of tailcoat, waistcoat, and breeches of green silk velvet with green and yellow silk brocade and ivory silk twill and ivory linen lining (2003.45a–c)
Mirror with Jael and Barak, 1672, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls; detached buttonhole variations, couching, satin, long-and-short, tent, and straight stitches; wood frame, celluloid imitation tortoiseshell, mirror glass, silk, plush (39.13.2a)
Mirror, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk, chenille, purl, shells, wood, beads, mica, bird feathers, coral; detached buttonhole variations, long-and-short, satin, couching stitches, and knots (64.101.1332)
Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors on vellum (1970.534)
Musette, end of 17th century, French, Ivory, silver, leather, silk, wood, and paper (2003.63a–d)
Opera coat, 1912, Paul Poiret (French), Yellow and pale blue silk satin, black silk velvet, turquoise silk satin with gold and silver filé crocheted overlay, and silver filé trapunto half-belt and trim (1982.350.2)
Orphrey panels from a chasuble: Coronation of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Majesty, early 15th century, Bohemian, Silk and metal thread; 39 1/4 x 29 in. (99.7 x 73.7 cm), The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.16a–c)
Pair of gloves, 1620–40, English or Dutch, Leather; silk worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, knots, and couching stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.3,.4)
Pair of gloves, 1620s, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, detached buttonhole, couching stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (64.101.1248,.1249)
Pair of gloves, ca. 1600, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; satin, couching, and darning stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.7,.8)
Pair of gloves, first half of 17th century, English, Leather; canvas worked with silk and metal thread; tent, Gobelin, detached buttonhole variations, and plaited braid stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (28.210.1,.2)
Panel from an Altar Frontal: The Flagellation, mid-14th century, Italian; Made in Florence, Silk and metallic threads on linen (64.27.18)
Panel with musical party in a garden, 1647, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent stitch (64.101.1314)
Panel, ca. 1900, Hector Guimard (French), Silk and paint on silk (49.85.11)
"Partie Fine" dress, spring/summer 1951, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk, nylon, leather (C.I.53.40.21a-c)
Piece of pile-on-pile velvet, 16th century, Italian (probably Venetian), Silk velvet with two heights of pile (46.156.133)
"Pisanelle" cocktail ensemble, fall/winter 1949–50, Christian Dior (French), Navy and blue silk satin with navy silk velvet (C.I.53.40.9a–d)
Portrait of Charles I, ca. 1650–70, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; split, straight, and satin stitches (39.13.7)
Portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, 1839, Manufactured by Didier, Petit et Cie; Woven by Michel-Marie Carquillat (French), Lyon, France, Silk (31.124)
Purse, early 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches (29.23.15)
Purse, last quarter of 16th century, English, Colored silks with silver and gold thread on linen (1986.300.1)
Robe à l'anglaise, 1784–87, French, White muslin with hammered silver foliate diaper-patterned and red silk thread embroidery (1991.204a,b)
Robe à la française, 1775–1800, French, Silk (C.I.61.13.1a,b)
Robe à la française, ca. 1765, French or Austrian, Pale blue silk satin brocaded with silver (2001.472)
Robe de style, 1924–25, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Ivory and black silk taffeta trimmed with pink and black silk velvet rosettes (C.I.56.49.1)

Robe de style, 1924–25, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Ivory and black silk taffeta trimmed with pink and black silk velvet rosettes (1979.122.1)
Robe volante, 1730s, France, Silk, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2010 (2010.148)
Robe, mid-18th century, French, Patterened light blue ribbed silk, brocaded in polychrome silks, metallic gold, and silver (C.I.62.28a,b)
Round gown, ca. 1795, Italian, Silk, linen (1979.20a–f)
Saddle, ca. 1570–80, Italian (Milan), Wood, textiles, iron, leather, steel, and gold (04.3.252)
Sampler, 1656, Anna Buckett, English, Linen worked with silk threads; long-and-short, split, stem, back, tent, cross, and satin stitches (64.101.1327)
Scenes from the Life of Abraham, mid-17th century, English, Linen worked with silk thread; tent and couching stitches (64.101.1306)
Self-Study Book of Drawing, Painting, and Embroidery for Ladies, 1798, Designed by Johann Friedrich Netto, Published by Voss und Compagnie, Leipzig, Etching, silk and metal thread embroidery on silk, on one page (32.121.3)
Shawl, ca. 1849, Manufactured by Deneirouse and Boisglavy, French, Woven silk and wool (65.91.2)
Silk panel, ca. 1850, French, Woven silk (48.55.4)
Sofa and armchairs, ca. 1832–35, Filippo Pelagio Palagi (Italian), Mahogany with maplewood and mahogany inlay, upholstered with modern silk (1987.62.1,.2,.3)
Sofa, ca. 1762–64, Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711–1793), Walnut, beech, oak, veneered with walnut and birch (partially stained and painted with colored washes); green silk (replacement) (L.2007.20)
Stole with Images of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, ca. 1200, German (Rhineland) or English, Red silk, linen underlay, crimson silk tabby, metal threads (strips of gold and silver leaf wrapped on linen thread) (64.101.1382)
Suit, 1774–92, French (Paris), Silk (C.I.61.13.2a-c)
Table carpet fragment, late 16th century, English, Canvas worked with wool and silk thread; tent stitch (54.7.8)
Table cover with story of Gombaut and Macée, ca. 1600, French, Wool and silk on canvas (54.7.1)
Textile fragment, 14th century; Nasrid, Spain, Silk, lampas weave (29.22)
Textile fragment, first half of 12th century, Spain, Silk and gold-wrapped silk (58.85.1)
Textile fragment, Nasrid period (1232–1492), 14th–15th century, Spain or North Africa, Silk, lampas (46.156.16)
Textile with Medici emblems, late 15th–early 16th century, Italian (probably Florence), Silk satin foundation weave with metal-wrapped thread loops (46.156.70)
Textile with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, late 14th century, Tuscany, Italy, Colored silks, metal thread (64.101.1384)
Textile, 1871, Designed by Christopher Dresser (British); Manufactured by J.W. and C. Ward, English (Halifax), Wool and silk (1984.469)
Theater suit, 1938, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk (C.I.54.16.1a,b)
The Tree of Life, first half of 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches (64.101.1305)
Triptych with the Passion of Christ, ca. 1475–85, South Germany, Mother-of-pearl mounted on gilt wood frame with silk backing and tooled leather covering (2006.249)
The Triumph of Fame, from a set of The Triumphs of Petrarch, ca. 1502–4, Flemish (probably Brussels), Wool and silk tapestry (1998.205)
Trunk of shoes, 1914–19, Pietro Yantorny (Italian), Wood, silk, linen, leather (C.I.53.76.1a,b-12a,b)
Unfinished cabinet panels, ca. 1660, English, Satin worked with silk, metal, wool thread, and silk purl (1998.541)
Vanity Sounds the Horn and Ignorance Unleashes the Hounds Overconfidence, Rashness, and Desire (from The Hunt of the Frail Stag) , 1500–1525, South Netherlandish, Wool and silk (50.145.4)
Velvet fragment with Sempervivum tectorum motif, late 15th–early 16th century, Italian (Milan), Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (51.139.2a,b)
Velvet fragments with Medici arms, 1440–1500, Florence or Venice, Silk, metal thread (46.156.118)
Velvet panel, ca. 1700, Italian (probably Genoa), Silk velvet, cut and uncut on satin ground (38.182.2)
Velvet with the arms of the Galilei family, second half of 15th century, Italian (Florence), Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (46.156.137)
"Venus" dress, 1949, Christian Dior (French), Gray silk net embroidered with feather-shaped opalescent sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls, and paillettes (C.I.53.40.7a-e)
Waistcoat, 1747, Textile designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (British); Textile manufactured by Peter Lekeux (British, 1716–1768), British (London) Silk, silver, wool, cotton, linen (C.I.66.14.2)
Wall panels, ca. 1799, Designer: Jean Démosthène Dugourc (French); Maker: Camille Pernon (French), France (Lyon), Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery (2006.519a,b)
Wedding dress, 1898, House of Worth (French), Silk, pearl (C.I.41.14.1)
Woman's jacket, ca. 1616, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; detached buttonhole variations, wrapped ladder stitch, straight, knot, chain, and satin stitches, metal bobbin lace (23.170.1)
Woven border with the emblems of the Strozzi family, 1480–1600, Italy, Silk and linen (51.75)
Woven panel, 1880s, French (Lyon), Silk (2001.174)
"Y" evening dress, fall/winter 1955–56, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947), Silk (C.I.65.14.12a,b)
Yellow gros de Tours with anemones and lilacs, 1811, Jean-Pierre Séguin (Séguin et Cie), Lyon, France, Brocaded silk (28.28.1)

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