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Altar frontal

Altar frontal. Central wreath containing a three blossom floral spray. Surrounding this and filling the field are various symmetrically placed curling acanthus stalks with naturalistic blossoms. Silver and gold colored metallic yarns in raised work, plus polychrome floss silk yarns, on a cream...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French (?), 18th century

Object Place

France (?)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts