Antique velvet saddle cloth / Caparison

A saddle cloth of blue-green silk velvet.
It is embroidered with a white metal thread in floral designs. Once it would also have been decorated with gold or silver braid - this has been removed long ago. I have been told that this dates from the seventeenth century.

Ref : saddle019

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