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Damask chasuble

Possibly English or German; the Netherlands
mid-18th century; 19th century


Object Place: England or Germany or the Netherlands

Dimensions

110.5 cm (43 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.4

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red silk chasuble with self orphrey. Front, except the areas flanking the lower orphrey, a symmetrical arrangement of open blossoms on leafy stems plus flowering branches with large leaves over a pair of vertical, meandering, scalloped, diaper-pattern bands bearing a repeating small flower motif: possibly England or Germany, mid-18th century. Back and areas flanking lower orphrey on front; repeating motif of a floral spray, mainly three large, open blossoms in a basket. Beneath this a pair of medallions with simple rosettes and a lozenge design from which long stalks bearing acanthus and other leaves, wheat sprouts and grape bunches symmetrically spread: possibly the Netherlands, 19th century. Metallic tapes with leaf and grape motives around the edges and defining the orphries; a narrow band of white cotton with lace around the collar. Good condition; lower front orphrey faded.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection