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Quilted petticoat

Quilted petticoat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin quilted with silk thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr H. S. Kingsford

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pink satin, quilted with silk. Round the bottom is a repeating and continuous leafy stem pattern with star-like flowers. The space above is covered with a scale pattern. There is a broad band of pink cotton sewn to the top, and a woollen canvas lining.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1750-1774 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin quilted with silk thread


Length: 41.5 in, Circumference: 94 in at waist

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/9714. 'An enormous garment which my sister declares is a petticoat to wear over a crinoline - it may well be so, as its waist measurement must be getting on for twelve feet!'-From donor's letter.

Descriptive line

Pink quilted satin; England; 1750-1774.


Silk thread; Silk (textile); Canvas


Satin weave; Quilting

Subjects depicted



Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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