Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Tara Zanardi

Second Advisor

Maria Loh

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis examines Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin and his prolific treatise, L’art du Brodeur— both of which elevated the status of eighteenth-century embroidery under the reign of Louis XV, as seen in the context of embroidered court dress, concepts of etiquette and the luxury guilds.



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