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Pair of Sleeve Ruffles

1770s (made)
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Place Of Origin

Pair of women's triple sleeve ruffles of fine bleached muslin, shaped with a scalloped lower edge. They are tamboured with linen thread in a figure-of-eight border and a scrolling stem with small sprigs of bell-like flowers. The top ruffle has additional rows of floral sprigs. The scalloped edges have a bobbin picot. The top edges of the ruffls are finely gathered and stitched to each edge and the centre of a 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide linen tape.

A mock sleeve has been added for display.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Sleeve Ruffle
  • Sleeve Ruffle
Materials and Techniques
Cotton, linen; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Pair of women's triple sleeve ruffles of muslin whitework, 1770s, British
Physical Description
Pair of women's triple sleeve ruffles of fine bleached muslin, shaped with a scalloped lower edge. They are tamboured with linen thread in a figure-of-eight border and a scrolling stem with small sprigs of bell-like flowers. The top ruffle has additional rows of floral sprigs. The scalloped edges have a bobbin picot. The top edges of the ruffls are finely gathered and stitched to each edge and the centre of a 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide linen tape.



A mock sleeve has been added for display.
Dimensions
  • T.187 1962 length: 30.0cm (approx)
  • T.187 a 1962 length: 29.0cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by Miss S. P. Emery
Collection
Accession Number
T.187&A-1962

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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