Chasuble of green silk with a striped ground and a meander of white lace crossed by a spray of brocaded flowers in pink, red, yellow and bright green.

The silk is in several vertical strips, taken from a dress some of whose pleats are still visible. The joins are disguised on the back by silver braid which forms orphreys on the front and back and is used to edge the chasuble. The silk has been pieced at the bottom to form the curved edge. Lined with fine glazed red linen.

Tabby ground with a cannellé stripe. All the colours appear to be brocaded, including the white lace which continues throughout the textiles. Découpure 3. There is no separate binding warp so the white lace is bound by the découpures.


  • Title: Chasuble
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1760/1769
  • Location: Lyon
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 15.875 in repeat, Height: 35.875 in front, maximum, Height: 91.1 cm front, maximum, Width: 25.5 in front, maximum, Width: 64.8 cm front, maximum, Height: 43 in back, maximum, Height: 109.1 cm back, maximum, Width: 26.25 in back, maximum, Width: 66.6 cm back, maximum, Weight: 1.14 kg
  • Medium: Brocaded silk and lace, silver plait, lined with linen

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