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Collar (neckwear)

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton hand-embroidered with cotton thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss C Southwell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA3, shelf FIG2

Physical description

Woman's collar of fine white cotton hand-embroidered with white cotton in satin and buttonhole stitch. In form, it is double consisting of a rectangular collar with pointed front corners stitched over a deeper one with rounded corners which extend into lappets which expand at the ends and are finished straight. All the edges are cut in points with scalloped borders. The pattern consists of a formal leaf border with sprays of flowers arranged in each of the points and down the lappets.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1830s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton hand-embroidered with cotton thread

Marks and inscriptions

Embroidered in white cotton at the left side of the under collar neck


Depth: 13.5 in maximum, lower collar, Length: 32 in lappets

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/1648.

From the Collection of lace and embroidery formed by Miss Southwell's mother.

Descriptive line

Woman's collar of cotton hand-embroidered with cotton thread, made in England, 1830s.


Cotton (textile); Cotton thread



Subjects depicted

Leaves; Floral; Scalloped


Embroidery; Accessories; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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