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France

Altar Back, 19th century

Embroidered in silver and gold metal wrapped fiber cord, silver frisé, silk floss, silk plain weave fabric for appliqué, twisted silk (2-ply), lining "silver purl" silver "plate", cord; couching in pattern over cord, couching; satin, long and short, stem, and couched filling stitches; French knot
205.8 x 36.9 cm (81 x 14 1/2 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1938.190




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