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Antique French hand painted silk church altar front OOAK textile piece

French antependium with metal thread trim, wire bullion fringe

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Available Until Monday, February 26, 2018 7:52:35 AM
Available Since Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:52:35 AM
Listed By   La Croix Rosion
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Description

This is one of two incredibly beautiful antique French antependiums/altar fronts, featuring beautifully handpainted floral designs on silk and fabulous quality metallic braid and wire bullion trim. I believe both pieces to have come from a small side chapel in a larger church, where they would have been attached to small, personal altars, perhaps one for the wife and one for the husband. Apart from the monogram they are almost identical. The piece in the above photos measures approx. 100cm long and 19.5cm wide. The floral design is hand painted on a beautifully shimmery silk satin, and outlined with what looks like very fine German glass glitter. The large monogram S R is superb. It looks like it had gold leaf applied, then coppery coloured sequins were glued on. Most of the sequins have gone but left behind traces of their colour so the design can still be seen. Again, outlined with glass glitter. The delicate little floral garland intertwined with the letters is also done in paint and glass glitter.
The superb quality metallic ecclesiastical braid at the top measures approx. 1.5cm, the metallic lace trim down the sides is approx. 1cm wide, and the very fine wire bullion trim is approx. 2.8cm long. 
This piece is fully lined with what looks like silk to me. There is a narrow tape at the top which was used to support the tacks for fixing it to the wooden altar ( the companion piece still has one of those tacks attached ). 

As both this piece and the companion piece are completely handmade, they are one of a kind pieces and incredibly rare. 

If you are interested in the companion piece as well, please send me a convo. The monogram on that piece is S a, I think, not entirely sure what the second letter is. It looks like a small a or d, not a capital letter.

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Please remember that only the described item is for sale in this listing, not anything used as a prop or background.

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  • EUROPEAN UNION:  £13.65 GBP
  • International Anywhere else:  £16.45 GBP
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