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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk damask

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Piece of brocaded silk damask, woven in colours on a yellow ground. Leafy stems of convolvulus and detached sprays of carnations on a ground covered with a diaper of short bars and dots.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (made)


1750-1755 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk damask


Length: 21 in, Width: 10.375 in

Object history note

Trimmed with narrow reddish silk fringe. It was bordered on three sides (when purchased) with yellow brocaded damask. Embroidered through two thickness of linen, and stitched to a cotton lining. Formerly part of the border to the bed cover of 357-1903. The silk fringe has now (January, 1904) been removed.

Purchased (357 to H-1903, £20). Registered File number 85324/1903.

Descriptive line

Dress fabric, brocaded silk damask, Spitalfields, England, 1750-55.


Silk (textile)


Brocading; Damask weaving

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Diaper-work


Textiles; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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