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A JOINED ALTAR CLOTH

16/17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GENOESE

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A JOINED ALTAR CLOTH
16/17th Century, probably Genoese
of crimson velvet, the central band with scrolling strap work in metal threads enclosing roundels containing shields, the centre with a coronet above a stylised M, the scalloped border of stylised appliqué flowers edged with a woven tape, the strapwork infill reworked at a later date, ground stressed, the right hand panel bearing signs of unrelated embroidery
66 x 36in. (165 x 90cm)
and an altar hanging of mustard yellow velvet, Italian, probably 16th Century,
applied with six orphrey panels each depicting a saint standing on tiled ground beneath a canope, distressed, 11½ x 86in. (29 x 215cm) (2)
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