An altar frontal of crimson velvet, applied and embroidered in silks and couched metal thread with the Annunciation to the centre, with St Francis receiving the stigmata and St Michael and the dragon to the right and two female saints to the left, each within an archway of an arcade with armorial crests worked to the foot of each column, the borders applied and embroidered with foliate strapwork, the upper border centred with angels holding a chalice--38 x 90in. (96.5 x 228.5cm.), Spanish, 16th century
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An altar frontal of crimson velvet, applied and embroidered in silks and couched metal thread with the Annunciation to the centre, with St Francis receiving the stigmata and St Michael and the dragon to the right and two female saints to the left, each within an archway of an arcade with armorial crests worked to the foot of each column, the borders applied and embroidered with foliate strapwork, the upper border centred with angels holding a chalice--38 x 90in. (96.5 x 228.5cm.), Spanish, 16th century

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An altar frontal of crimson velvet, applied and embroidered in silks and couched metal thread with the Annunciation to the centre, with St Francis receiving the stigmata and St Michael and the dragon to the right and two female saints to the left, each within an archway of an arcade with armorial crests worked to the foot of each column, the borders applied and embroidered with foliate strapwork, the upper border centred with angels holding a chalice--38 x 90in. (96.5 x 228.5cm.), Spanish, 16th century
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Provenance
The Elvedon Hall Sale, Christie's London, 22 May 1984
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