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Chalice Veil (France), 18th century

This is a Chalice veil. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is metallic embroidery on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered on plain weave, bobbin lace trimming. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was donated by Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 63 x 63 cm (24 13/16 x 24 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Chalice Veil (France), 18th century; metallic embroidery on silk foundation; H x W: 63 x 63 cm (24 13/16 x 24 13/16 in.); Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1950-121-62

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