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Chalice Cover, 18th century

Silk, warp-faced plain weave; same lining; edged with bobbin lace of metal thread; embroidered in silk floss, gold metal strip wrapped on silk core—used singly and as 2-ply twist, metal strip; stitches: long and short, couching, stem, knot, herring-bone (threaded with metal strip) couching in brick and other patterns
69.2 x 72.5 cm (27 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1224

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