Chasuble of silk damask, embroidered in Piedmont, Italy, ca. 1740, with silk damask ground woven in France, 1730-1734, and silk lining designed by John Ninian Comper and woven by M. Perkins & Sons Ltd., England, ca. 1890
Chasuble of pale blue silk damask ground. Embroidered with two types of silver gilt thread and with silver gilt strip, spangles and metal ornaments inlaid and couched work, partially raised.
Lined with silk, fancy twill weave. The chasuble is cut with a long straight-edged back and a fiddle-back front. False orphreys are defined by lines of angular scrolls and shell shapes. A Rococo pattern of flowers, angular motifs and shells covers the entire ground and is worked across the orphrey lines.