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Quilted Petticoat

1750-1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Two and ¾ panels a woman’s petticoat of white silk satin, lined with undyed glazed worsted wadded with a layer of blue wool. It is quilted in running stitch with white silk thread in a horizontal pattern of leaves and scrolls at the hem below swags with zig-zags, tassels and flowers, and a pattern of angled curves above.

The panels appear to have never been made into a petticoat. The lining is untrimmed at the waist and there are no folds for shaping. The selvedge at the right edge would have been the centre back. The stitching of on the left of this panel stops below the waist to accommodate a pocket opening.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, wool; hand-woven, satin weave, hand-sewn, hand-quilted
Brief Description
Panels from a woman's petticoat, 1750-70, British; White silk satin, quilted with swags, tassels, flowers
Physical Description
Two and ¾ panels a woman’s petticoat of white silk satin, lined with undyed glazed worsted wadded with a layer of blue wool. It is quilted in running stitch with white silk thread in a horizontal pattern of leaves and scrolls at the hem below swags with zig-zags, tassels and flowers, and a pattern of angled curves above.



The panels appear to have never been made into a petticoat. The lining is untrimmed at the waist and there are no folds for shaping. The selvedge at the right edge would have been the centre back. The stitching of on the left of this panel stops below the waist to accommodate a pocket opening.
Dimensions
  • Waist to hem, overall length: 101.0cm (approx)
  • Overall width: 125.3cm (approx)
  • Silk, selvedge to selvedge width: 43.0cm (approx)
  • Circumference:
  • Quilting pattern, top of stitching to hem depth: 76.5cm (approx)
Object history
Purchased. Registered File no. 1930/12352.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Linda Baumgarten, 'The Layered Look, Design in Eighteenth-Century Quilted Petticoats', Dress, vol.34, 2007, pp.7-30, p.13, fig.5
Collection
Accession Number
T.1-1931

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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