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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


110.5 cm (43 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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Textiles and Fashion Arts



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