Sometimes the whole waistcoat, which came down almost to the knees, was made of gold brocade."
"And an embroidered crimson velvet coat," said Clara, laughing, "and a gold brocade waistcoat down to your knees."
Cutter put on her brocade
and went among their friends soliciting orders for painted china, saying that Mr.
The old man, with his sleeves turned up, was gathering up in folds a piece of gold-flowered brocade, so as the better to exhibit its luster.
And while saying this, in an absent manner, the worthy tailor endeavored to recapture his piece of brocade.
Let Sancho he of good cheer; for when he least expects it he will find himself seated on the throne of his island and seat of dignity, and will take possession of his government that he may discard it for another of three-bordered brocade
. The charge I give him is to be careful how he governs his vassals, bearing in mind that they are all loyal and well-born."
The state bed of Sobieski, King of Poland, was made of Smyrna gold brocade embroidered in turquoises with verses from the Koran.
He had chasubles, also, of amber-coloured silk, and blue silk and gold brocade, and yellow silk damask and cloth of gold, figured with representations of the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ, and embroidered with lions and peacocks and other emblems; dalmatics of white satin and pink silk damask, decorated with tulips and dolphins and fleurs-de-lis; altar frontals of crimson velvet and blue linen; and many corporals, chalice-veils, and sudaria.
The latter quickly spied out the magnificence of the brocade of Becky's train, and the splendour of the lace on her dress.
The brocade was an old remnant, Becky said; and as for the lace, it was a great bargain.
She wore a green brocade
dress and held a green parrot on her finger.
There were bits of old brocade
on the walls, and the piano was covered with a piece of silk, beautiful and tarnished; in one corner was a copy of the Venus of Milo, and in another of the Venus of the Medici.
The furniture was framed in gold and upholstered in satin brocade
and it consisted of easy chairs, divans and stools in great variety.
The light of the lamp illuminated the rich complexion of Rosa, her blue liquid eyes, and her golden hair under her head-dress of gold brocade
, with her fingers held up, and showing in the blood, as it flowed downwards in the veins that pale pink hue which shines before the light owing to the living transparency of the flesh tint.
Mary folks prefer plush brocade
and sideboards with mirrors and ornamentations, I fancy.