Royal Chapel, Palace of Versailles
Marquise de la Rochelambert, Haute Loire, after 1789
Rossini Galerie, Paris, Auction 4/30/2004, Lot 268
Museum purchase, Dorothy Spreckels Munn Bequest Fund
Musées des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Les Tresors des Églises de France,1965
Cathédrale de Laval, 1961
This chalice veil was acquired with nine-piece liturgical set 2004.9.1.1-9 .1. Like the set, it dates to the reign of Louis XIV but is clearly of different manufacture. According to the family who were in possession of the vestments from at least the time of the French Revolution until they were acquired at auction by FAMSF, the chalice cover was used with the vestments, the original cover having disappeared when, they say, the vestments were removed from
Versailles.DMott, personal interview with the seller-6/2004.