This beautiful hand worked religious textile was purchased in France from a large religious collection near Troyes. It dates towards 1880-1890. This type of veil typically was fashioned by nuns in the convent giving an individuality and uniqueness to each one.
The veil is made of a silk cotton on the front panels and a (simply divine) moire silk with brocade panels. The front panel has a hand embroidered cross with four sequin embellishments. There is a three part scallop at the bottom, which runs across all four panels. Each scallop is embellished with a turquoise sequin and glass bead. Fine gilt metal braid outlines each panel and serves for the hook or handle. A fancy scalloped gilt braid finishes the bottom edges.
The veil is in very good condition with some spotting and darkening as is typical with age and use. The embroidery is intact and the colors still fresh. The fabric is in solid condition. It measures: 8 1/2" tall with each panel being 4" wide.
The simple yet charming design give this exquisite textile a regal bearing. It is a precious part of history in the art of religious textiles.
European Importer of Authentic 18th and 19th Century Religious Antiques:Division of Paris Chateau
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