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Textile in Velvet

Textile, Velvet

Works of Art (60)

Armchair, ca. 1710, French, Carved and gilded walnut, covered in late 17th-century wool, velvet (1983.526)
Armchair, ca. 1860, French, Gilded wood, upholstered in modern green tufted velvet (1998.382)
Armchair, ca. 1891–92, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American); Samuel Colman (American), Oak, silk velvet (1992.125)
At-home dress, ca. 1850, English, Chinese aubergine silk damask and velvet (1994.302.1)
Ball gown, ca. 1951, Jacques Fath (French), Black silk velvet with ivory silk satin, white mink, and gold metal trim (1984.606.3a,b)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
Daffodil textile, 1883–1900, Associated Artists (New York City), Printed cotton velvet (28.70.25)
"Diamond" evening dress, 1957, Charles James (American, born Great Britain) Silk: ivory satin: mushroom gros de londres; black velvet (2009.300.832)
Dress, early 20th century, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Chlamys: brown and gray silk velvet printed with metallic silver; Dress: rust pleated silk (2001.702a)
Ensemble, autumn/winter 2001–2, Rei Kawakubo (Japanese), for Comme des Garçons (French), Black cotton velvet; red cotton velvet; pink rayon satin with black cotton tulle and synthetic lace (2004.188ab)
Ensemble, fall/winter 2000–2001, Junya Watanabe (Japanese), for Comme des Garçons (French), Ivory polyester chiffon and gray and silver polyester velvet (2001.742a,b)
Evening Dress, 1951, Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish), Black silk velvet, pink silk taffeta (1993.393.1)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Purple silk velvet, metal foil (2009.300.1167a,b)
Evening Ensemble, fall/winter 1983–84, Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria), Yellow silk faille, black silk velvet (2006.420.51a, b)
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, 1978, Madame Grès (French), Green silk jersey and green silk velvet (1997.116.1a,b)
Evening jacket, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Deep magenta rayon crepe embroidered with metallic thread and polychrome sequins with plastic insect buttons (1974.338.2)

Dinner Suit, 1937–1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Green silk crepe and green silk velvet embroidered with metallic thread and red and pink rhinestones with half dome shaped plastic buttons inset with flowers (1978.288.19a–c)
Evening jacket, summer 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Blue silk velvet, metal, rhinestones, plastic (2009.300.1354)
Floral tent panel, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1616–35, India, Silk, gold; cut velvet, painted (1981.321)
"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)
Fragmentary silk velvet with repeating tiger-stipe and cintamani design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), second half of 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, silk, metal-wrapped thread, cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (08.109.23)
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)
Helmet (backview), 16th century, Spanish, Yellow straw with applied ornament of cut velvet (32.132)
Ivy textile, 1883–1900, Associated Artists (New York City), Printed cotton velvet (28.70.1)
Jerkin, ca. 1580, Spanish, Brown silk voided velvet trimmed with metallic bobbin lace (26.196)
Jewelry casket, 1857, Pietro Giusti (Italian), Carved walnut, ebony, lined with red velvet (1998.19)
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)
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)
Madonna-lily pillow cover, ca. 1876–77, Candace Wheeler (American), Wool twill embroidered with wool and silk thread, silk velvet border (2002.355.1)
Memorial Crazy quilt, ca. 1877, Made by Tamar Horton Harris North (American), North Landing, Indiana, Silk, silk velvet, cotton, and cotton lace (1983.349)
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)
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)
Piece of pile-on-pile velvet, 16th century, Italian (probably Venetian), Silk velvet with two heights of pile (46.156.133)
Pieced panel of brocaded silk, second half of 16th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (17.29.10)
"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)
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)
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)
Saddle, ca. 1570–80, Italian (Milan), Wood, textiles, iron, leather, steel, and gold (04.3.252)
Silk velvet signed by "Ghiyath," second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread (52.20.13)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Traveling tea set, ca. 1879, Christopher Dresser (British); Hukin & Heath (Birmingham), Gilt and silver-plated white metal, split bamboo, leather-covered wood with velvet and glazed cotton linings (2000.594.1a,b–.8)
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)
Velvet cushion cover (yastik), ca. 1600, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (17.120.123)
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 fragment, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread; velvet (52.20.11)
Velvet fragments with Medici arms, 1440–1500, Florence or Venice, Silk, metal thread (46.156.118)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded (12.72.5)
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)
Young Man, Seated, in a Velvet Beret, after Rembrandt, 1857, Edgar Degas (French) after Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch), Etching; only state (1977.500)

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