Chasuble of cream satin embroidered with silver-gilt thread and silk in shades of red, salmon-pink, russet, pink, cream, green, mauve, blue and black. With satin, stem and long and short stitches with French knots, padded satin stitch and laid and couched work.
The chasuble has an almost straight back and a fiddle shaped front. Both sides are divided by vertical lines of gold embroidery to form false orphreys. The ground is scattered with elaborate and beautifully shaded sprays of flowers, scattered amongst curving architectural lines worked in gold thread.
The front is very worn and part of the central orphrey panel has been re-applied to a modern satin. It is backed with linen canvas and lined with a cream silk.


  • Title: Chasuble
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1730/1769
  • Location: Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: Weight: 1.1 kg
  • Provenance: Given by Lord and Lady Cowdray
  • Medium: Embroidered satin, silver gilt and silk thread, couched work, French knots

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