A super remnant of an antique vestment that is ready for some TLC, and a reworking project. This gorgeous central JHS panel dates to the 1850 to 1870 period, with its radiating sequinned rays it has been historically removed from a vestment. It has then be stitched to the pale gold circular backing. A gilt metal lace edge then crudely fabric glued to the border edge of the circle. The entire then again crudely fabric glued to a brown nylon velvet background. Four matching gilt thread roundels glued to each corner.
These unforgivable actions were not the actions of someone with an appreciation of antique textiles. Luckily it can all be easily undone. The fabric glue is very non-adhesive and each action could be remedied by securing with stitches (a much more sympathetic approach).
The central roundel measures a large 12 inch diameter. The entire mounted panel measures 12.5 inch tall by approx 15 inch wide.
Condition: General age dulling to the ancient metal embroidery. A few sequins missing or hanging on by a thread. Ideal for a project.
A super survivor that would stunning framed, or incorporated in to a luxurious antique pillow.
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Antique 19th Century French Ecclesiastical Metallic Embroidery Panel Circa 1850s AF Church Needlework
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