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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stiffened and quilted linen embroidered with silk threads, backed and lined with linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Short, round ended stomacher with a slightly concave top. It is backed with coarse linen and lined with a finer linen. It is stiffened with a central busk and with two or more outer stiffeners.

The front is of linen embroidered with coloured silks, mainly red and yellow with a little green, in padded satin stitch with outlines in stem and back stitches. There are some French knots in the centres of the flowers. The ground is quilted with a simple diamond pattern with yellow silk in back stitch. The edges are bound with yellow silk ribbon. A single branching stem, bearing exotic flowers and leaves, rises from the bottom to fill the whole stomacher.

Two pins, one loose headed and the other solid headed, are stuck into the lining.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1700-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stiffened and quilted linen embroidered with silk threads, backed and lined with linen


Length: 11 in centre front, Length: 28 cm centre front, Width: 7.875 in maximum, Width: 20 cm maximum, Width: 1.5 in minimum, Width: 3.5 cm minimum

Descriptive line

Stomacher of embroidered linen, England, 1700-1750


Linen; Silk thread



Subjects depicted

Stylized flowers; Diaper-work; Stylized leaves


Fashion; Accessories; Embroidery; Textiles; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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