Antique Italian Ecclesiastical Chasuble Apron. Beautifully embroidered in silks and metallic threads on a cream silk ground. Dating from early 18th century. Expected antique condition with appropriate signs of wear commensurate with great age and use. Some loose missing threads, some marks /wear to ground silk, antique patina to metallic threads. The linen lining has marks, a legacy from its being bonded to a backing and framed. These marks are superficial to the back lining only and in no way show through to the front. I removed this textile from a very old frame that had simply fallen apart over the centuries. I have salvaged the little hand engraved brass plaque that was attached to the frame, describing the textiles Provenance. A very rare museum worthy religious textile. A fine example of eighteenth century Italian workmanship. SIZE 31 inches long x 26 inches widest narrowing to 18 inches. Wickham Flower (1835 – 1904) was a fellow member of Antiquaries in the 19th century. An influential collector of fine antiques and works of art. The item “C18th Metallic Silk Embroidered Chasuble Apron Ecclesiastical Religious Textlile” is in sale since Wednesday, June 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery”. The seller is “extreme-orient2″ and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.