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Chasuble front and back

Meandering vertical lines of naturalistic floral sprays in loose repeat with individual blossoms in the interstices. Ground worked in raised vertical lines. Polychrome silk yarns on silk ground. Badly stained; square patch on front.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French or English, 1750–75

Object Place

France or England

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade and silk damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts