Extant Textiles - 15th Century


Below you will find the thumbnail images and the relevant basic info of fabric type, place of weaving and current location all directly quoted from the source, which is also listed. Clicking on the image will bring up a larger image. If there is more information available on any image, it will be denoted by this icon:    Clicking on it will bring up a page with further information regarding the textile.

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In some cases I have two or more scans of the same textile taken from different sources. I decided to list them here anyway.

Please check back regularly as I will be adding more images to this page as I can.

 

Polychrome Voided Velvet (detail)
15th century, Venice.
Museo Poldi-Pezzoli, Milan.

A Treasury of Great Italian Textiles, Antonio Santangelo, Harry N. Abrams Inc, New York.

Red and Gold Velvet, with loops of purled gold
15th century, Venice.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

A Treasury of Great Italian Textiles, Antonio Santangelo, Harry N. Abrams Inc, New York.

Silk velvet.
Italy, third quarter 15th century.
Acquired from Mrs Loewi-Roberston, Los Angeles.

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990

Silk cut voided velvet with three pile warps and gold brocading wefts.
Florence, last quarter of the fifteenth century.
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Velvet: History Techniques Fashions, Fabrizio de Marinis (Ed), Idea Books, New York, 1994

Silk cut voided two pile warps velvet, with the heraldic device of the Soderini family.
Florence, second half of the fifteenth century.
Musée Historique des Tissus, Lyon.

Velvet: History Techniques Fashions, Fabrizio de Marinis (Ed), Idea Books, New York, 1994

Silk cut voided velvet with three pile warps and gold brocading wefts, with the heraldic device of the Medici family.
Florence, last quarter of the fifteenth century.
Museo del Tessuto, Prato.

Velvet: History Techniques Fashions, Fabrizio de Marinis (Ed), Idea Books, New York, 1994

Silk cut voided velvet with gold brocading and bouclé wefts.
Florence, 1470 - 1480.
Civici Musei Veneziani d'Arte e di Storia. Cini Collection, Venice.

Velvet: History Techniques Fashions, Fabrizio de Marinis (Ed), Idea Books, New York, 1994

Silk cut pile on pile velvet with gold brocading and bouclé wefts.
Florence, last quarter of the fifteenth century.
Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan.

Velvet: History Techniques Fashions, Fabrizio de Marinis (Ed), Idea Books, New York, 1994

Altar Frontal (detail), in pile on pile velvet, showing pomegranate motifs on a wavy stem.
Late 15th century, Florence.
Museo Poldi-Pezzoli, Milan.

A Treasury of Great Italian Textiles, Antonio Santangelo, Harry N. Abrams Inc, New York.

Silk velvet.
Italy, possibly Florence, late 15th - early 16th century.
Acquired from Salvadori, Florence.

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990

Silk velvet.
Italy, second half 15th century.
Acquired from Salvadori, Florence.

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990

Silk lampas.
Italy, Florence, second half 15th century.
Acquired from Professor Santoro, Florence.

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990

Brocaded damask hanging.
Italy, possibly Florence or Venice, late 15th or early 16th century.
Acquired from Salvadori, Florence.

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990

Silk velvet.
Italy, possibly Florence, late 15th or early 16th century.
Acquired from Salvadori, Florence.

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990

Velluto tagliato operato ad un corpo, brocato [Cut velvet...brocaded]
Venezia, ultimo quarto sec. XV [Venice, last quarter 15th century]
Firenze, Museo Nazionale del Bargello

I Mestieri della moda a Venezia dal XIII al XVIII Secolo. Ala Napoleonica E Museo Correr, Venice. 1988.


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