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Textile in Silk from North America

Textile, Silk, North America

Works of Art (57)

Armchair, ca. 1768, Attributed to Thomas Affleck (American, born Scotland), Philadelphia, Mahogany and white oak with modern yellow silk upholstery (2007.302a–c)
Autograph quilt, ca. 1856–63, Adeline Harris Sears (American), Rhode Island, Silk with inked signatures (1996.4)
Ball gown, 1954, Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978), Emerald green silk satin (2009.300.3522)
Bedspread (Colcha), 1786, Embroidered by Doña Rosa Solís y Menéndez, Mexican (Mérida/Yucatán), Colored silks on weft-faced rib weave, cotton ground (1971.20)
"Butterfly" ball gown, 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: smoke gray chiffon; pale gray satin; aubergine, lavender, and oyster; synthetic: white nylon (2009.300.816)
Cocktail dress, 1952, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Tobacco brown silk taffeta, brown jersey (2009.300.213a,b)
Day dress, 1952, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Gray silk faille (2009.300.450a,b)
Day dress, ca. 1857, American, Silk (C.I.38.23.56)
"Diamond" evening dress, 1957, Charles James (American, born Great Britain) Silk: ivory satin: mushroom gros de londres; black velvet (2009.300.832)
Dinner suit, 1950, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Gray wool flannel, gunmetal gray silk (2009.300.352a,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)
Embroidered sampler, 1721, Anne Chase (American), Newport, Rhode Island, Silk on wool (L.2001.53.4)
Embroidered sampler, 1739, Ruth Rogers (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.6)
Embroidered sampler, 1766, Rebekah White (American), Salem, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.8)
Embroidered sampler, 1793, Maria Lalor (American), New York, New York, Silk on linen (1993.100)
Embroidered sampler, 1795, Mary Jones (American), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Silk and linen, with gold leaf, on linen (1984.331.22)
Embroidered sampler, 1799, Millsent Connor (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1974.42)
Embroidered wall hanging, 1910–29, Design attributed to Anna Frances Simpson (American), Newcomb College, New Orleans, Louisiana, Silk on linen (2004.334)
Ensemble, 1920s, Raymond Duncan (American), Tussah silk with polychrome hand-painted vegetal motif and wood beads, navy-blue silk chiffon (1990.152)
Evening dress, 1936, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Cream china silk brocaded with gold metal thread (2009.300.687)
Evening dress, 1939, Mainbocher (American), Ivory silk chiffon embroidered with white and silver sequin butterflies and ivory silk taffeta (C.I.46.4.2a–e)
Evening dress, 1950, Claire McCardell (American), Red silk damask (C.I.58.49.4a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1884–86, American or European, Silk (C.I.63.23.3a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1938, Mainbocher (American), Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads (C.I.46.4.1)
Evening gown with wrap, 1974, Halston (Roy Halston Frowick) (American), Pleated ivory and beige silk chiffon (1996.498.2a,b)
Evening gown, 1939, Claire McCardell (American), Brown-and-white striped silk satin (C.I.58.17.2)
Evening gown, 1970s, Halston (Roy Halston Frowick) (American), Iridescent teal and black silk chiffon (1994.414.6)
Evening gown, late 1940s–early 1950s, Claire McCardell (American), Black-and-red silk plush (1997.511a-d)
"Four-Leaf Clover" ball gown, 1953, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: Ivory Duchesse satin; ivory faille; black velvet (velours de Lyon); synthetic: nylon mesh (2009.300.779)
Girdle, 1924, American or European, Silk (1974.258.11)
Girdle, 1942, American, Silk, elastic (C.I.43.28.1a)
Iris embroidery, 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads, metal sequins, cut-glass beads (28.34.1)
Length of printed fabric, 1955, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (American), Manufactured by F. Schumacher and Company, Silk, printed, Fortisan (?) (1991.131)
Locket, 1706, Boston, Gold, hair, crystal (2000.532)
Mantle, 1870–75, French, White wool serge couched with metallic braid (46.25.4)

Opera cloak, 1850s, American, Ivory silk faille embroidered with gold soutache braid (C.I.53.2)

Dolman, ca. 1870, American (?), While silk poplin and braid (C.I.38.102)
Memorial Crazy quilt, ca. 1877, Made by Tamar Horton Harris North (American), North Landing, Indiana, Silk, silk velvet, cotton, and cotton lace (1983.349)
"Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night," 1886, Dora Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk thread (2002.230)
Portiere (door curtain), ca. 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Front: silk velvet and silk appliquéd and embroidered with silk and wool; back: silk damask (2003.48)
Presentation quilt, ca. 1849, Baltimore, Maryland, Cotton and silk velvet (1974.24)
"Ribbon" ball gown, 1947, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: cream, yellow, and gray satin; blue faille; gray and pale green taffeta (2009.300.1187)
Robe à l'anglaise, ca. 1770, American, Silk (C.I.37.66a,b)
Sampler, 1800, Laura Hyde (American), Franklin, Connecticut, Silk and metallic thread on linen (44.113)
Sampler, ca. 1785, Mary Munro (American), Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (1984.331.14)
Sampler, ca. 1792, Martha (Patty) Coggeshall (American), Probably Mrs. Anne Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (14.26)
Shepherd and shepherdess scene, ca. 1740, Keturah Rawlins (American) Boston, Massachusetts, Wool, silk, and metallic threads on linen (39.108.1)
"Sirene" evening dress, 1941, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Black silk crepe (2009.300.576)
"Swan" evening dress, 1951, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Ivory silk satin; black marquisette; black fringe; multiple layers of tulle in ombré tones of brown between layers of black tulle (2009.300.850)
Theater suit, 1951, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Copper silk satin, black wool cashmere (1975.246.5a–c)
Thistle textile, ca. 1881, Tiffany & Wheeler (New York City); probably manufactured by Cheney Brothers (South Manchester, Connecticut), Silk and metallic threads, damask, woven (28.70.3)
Thomas coat of arms, ca. 1786, Mary Ann Thomas (American), Probably Mrs. Deborah Snow's School, Boston, Massachusetts, Pattern drawn by John and Samuel Gore, Silk and metallic thread on silk (36.28)
"Tree" evening dress, 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: rose pink taffeta; white satin; synthetic: red, pink, and white tulle (2009.300.991)
Tulip appliquéd panel, ca. 1883–87, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City) Silk and metallic cloth appliquéd with silk velvet and embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads (28.34.2)
Walking dress, ca. 1835, American, Silk (26.250.1a,b)
Walking dress, ca. 1860, American, Silk, mother-of-pearl (C.I.69.33.4a–d)
Water-lily textile, 1883–1900, Associated Artists (New York City); Cheney Brothers (South Manchester, Connecticut), Warp-printed silk (28.70.15)
Wedding dress, 1948–49, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Pink and ivory silk taffeta (1993.427)
Wedding ensemble, 1937, Mainbocher (American, 1890–1976), Silk, leather, straw, coq feather (C.I.50.110a–j)