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Stomacher

1720-1740 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s stomacher of bleached linen embroidered in chain stitch with coloured silks in a floral design against a vermicelli pattern back-stitched in yellow silk. It is triangular in shape with 3 short narrow skirts on each side of the point. It is bound with yellow silk grosgrain ribbon and the edges couched with a narrow woven silver lace. There is a linen tape loops at the top on each side for fastening and a decorative lacing of silver cord.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk, silver; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's stomacher of linen, 1720-40, British; embroidered with coloured silks and metal thread
Physical Description
Woman’s stomacher of bleached linen embroidered in chain stitch with coloured silks in a floral design against a vermicelli pattern back-stitched in yellow silk. It is triangular in shape with 3 short narrow skirts on each side of the point. It is bound with yellow silk grosgrain ribbon and the edges couched with a narrow woven silver lace. There is a linen tape loops at the top on each side for fastening and a decorative lacing of silver cord.
Dimensions
  • Length: 35.0cm (approx)
  • Width: 24.0cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by Miss Mary Davies
Collection
Accession Number
T.225-1931

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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