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Veil

Veil

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk gauze with a woven border, stitched and with silk ribbon threaded through it

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A. C. Mills

  • Museum number:

    T.148-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Veil for a bonnet made of green silk gauze with a woven border of stripes. The top edge, which also has a narrow woven stripe, is turned over, stitched, and has a narrow green silk ribbon threaded through it. The lower edge is also turned over and stitched. The side borders are the selvedge.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1840 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk gauze with a woven border, stitched and with silk ribbon threaded through it

Dimensions

Width: 45 in, Length: 35 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/107.
'Found while turning out for a removal' [letter from the donor 12/1/1985].

Descriptive line

Veil for a bonnet made of green silk gauze with a woven border, made in England, ca. 1840.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Celnart, Elizabeth. Manuel des Dames ou L'Art de la Toilette. Suivi de l'Art du Modiste et du Mercier-Passementier. Bruxelles : A. Wahlen, 1829. p. 203.

Materials

Silk gauze; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Woven; Sewing

Subjects depicted

Stripes

Categories

Textiles; Hats & headwear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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