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  • Place of origin:

    Lyon (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk and lace, silver plait, lined with linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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.

Place of Origin

Lyon (made)


ca. 1765 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk and lace, silver plait, lined with linen


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

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1990/336.

Historical context note

The pattern can be compared with the Galy Gallien designs in the Museum collection though not with one in particular (T.399-1972 to T.430-1972). Not only are these similar in pattern but many of these also have cannellé stripes in the ground.

Descriptive line

Chasuble of brocaded silk and lace, made in Lyon, ca. 1765.


Silk (textile); Linen


Plain weave; Plaited; Brocaded; Lace; Lined

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Stripes


Lace; Ecclesiastical textiles; Religion; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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