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Gift of Mrs. Alan Fleishhacker through The Fine Arts Museums Foundation
Dark red silk voided velvet in pomegranate ferronerie design. Orphrey of white silk cut velvet appliqued with red silk velet in s-shaped ribbons held together at the center. Heraldic shields at the bases of the orphrey, front and back. Research source. Possibly from a private chapel. All edges and the orphrey have ornate applique and couched design with remains of burgundy fringe. The border design in positive/negative fleur de lis. The pieces of ferronerie velvet arelarger on the back. Original inventory lists this as 18th century, but many of the bits are older.