CHALICE VEIL France , before 1668

Brussels, Musees Royaux d';Art et d'Historie (2745) About 61 x 63 cm Red satin. Very rich embroidery in gold, pearls and raised work. Gold strip, gold cord and couched gold thread. A little red and black silk. A gift from Queen Henrietta Maria of France, widow of Charles I of England, to the Carmelites of Amiens, in the year 1668. Lit.: M. Calberg, Une voile de Calice:Bull. des Musees Royaux, Bruxelles 1937, p. 91

Source: Schuette, Marie and Sigrid Muller-Christensen: Pictorial History of Embroidery ; NY: Frederick Praeger, 1964.

 
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