St. Michael Chasuble

English (London)
About 1909–12
Designed by Sir J. Ninian Comper (British, 1864–1960), Embroidered by The Sisters of Bethany, London

Object Place: England (London)


112.39 cm (44 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask with supplementary metal-wrapped patterning wefts, orphrey bands of silk damask emroidered with silk and metal-wrapped threads, and applied metallic braid

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St. Michael Chasuble. Blue and gold metallic brocaded ground, appliqued blue damask orphreys with embroidered and couched design in silk and metallic threads of crowned angel holding shield with instruments of the Passion, and St. Michael slaying thedragon on the front, stars and fleurs de lis around shoulders and neck, and two angels in roundels and Virgin in majesty on the back. Gold metallic braid trim. Deep pink lining. Condition: Good, some abrasion of lining and couched work.


Reverend Andrew Chalmers Wilson (b. 1872 - d. 1952), Newport, RI; 1952, bequeathed by Rev. Wilson to the Sisters of Saint Margaret's Convent, Boston; 1995, sold by Saint Margaret's Convent to Saint Michel Liturgical Arts, Norwood, MA; 1996, sold by Saint Michel Liturgical Arts to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 1996)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange