Altar front, blue silk figured ground, black satin border. Five applied embroidered medallions. Center medallion edged with gold braid, of bird and flower design, worked on gauze in encroaching satin stitch in yellows, greens, blues, reds and white. Pale blue ground. Medallions two and four worked in French knots, predominating colors deep blue and rose. Medallions one and five cut out human and flower figures worked on gauze in encroaching satin stitch except for hands and faces which are couching on laid work. Predominating color, rose. Lined with faded rose linen.

Altar frontal, 19th century

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Title
Altar frontal
Role
Artist
Accession Number
35.7.194
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Altar front, blue silk figured ground, black satin border. Five applied embroidered medallions. Center medallion edged with gold braid, of bird and flower design, worked on gauze in encroaching satin stitch in yellows, greens, blues, reds and white. Pale blue ground. Medallions two and four worked in French knots, predominating colors deep blue and rose. Medallions one and five cut out human and flower figures worked on gauze in encroaching satin stitch except for hands and faces which are couching on laid work. Predominating color, rose. Lined with faded rose linen.