Large 1865 French Hand Embroidered Velvet Chorale Banner 71"
Absolutely extraordinary large French hand embroidered burgundy velvet chorale banner with all of the bells and whistles!
The decorative banner dates to 1865 and has is full of gold thread stumpwork with an embroidered gilt lyre in the center and fancy grapes, leaves and a bow surrounding it.
The banner reads, "CHORALE DE BESSANCOURT - SEINE-et-OISE - 1865". There are 4 lovely gold silk tassels on the top and bottom. The top has very thick old coins draping across the banner.
It measures 71" tall from to the top of the cord hanger to the bottom of the fringe by 29" wide. The velvet banner itself is 59" tall.
It's in pristine condition for its age. No noticeable holes or tears.
An absolutely stunning piece!