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Italian 17th Century Amice Pillow Embroidered with Silk and Metal Threads

A 17th century Italian Amice or priests collar embroidered with polychrome silk in flame stitch and couched metallic thread on red silk velvet. It depicts a central urn with flowers and scrolling vines. Wide borders of couched metal trim all on beige/gray very neutral silk velvet and set off with a 19th century French gold

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Italian 17th Century Silk Velvet Panel with Gold Thread Embroidery

An Italian 17th century silk velvet panel with a joint in the middle. One part has lost more threads and velvet as shown in the picture. Overall a beauty considering 400 years! It has backed with cotton. The item “Italian 17th Century Silk Velvet Panel with Gold Thread Embroidery” is in sale since Thursday, August

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Italian, 17th Century, Embroidered Chalice Veil worked in Silks and Gold Thread

An outstanding example of Italian silk embroidery on a 17th century mounted chalice veil. The ground of cream-colored silk, representing life, is worked in colored silks with a symmetrical pattern of tulips and other flowers springing from leafy stems all outlined with gold gilt thread. Centered is the sun worked in fine gold threads with

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