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Altar frontal

French (?)
18th century


Object Place: France (?)

Dimensions

95 x 227 cm (37 3/8 x 89 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.142

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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 silk ground. Slightly worn; repairs to field; slightly soiled. Lined.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection