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Quilted Petticoat

1750-1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman's petticoat made of light blue silk satin lined with glazed undyed wool and wadded with a thin layer of wool. It is quilted in running stitch with light blue silk thread in a border of flowers and leaves at the hem and undulating parallel diagonal lines above. The petticoat is made of 6 panels of silk, with pocket openings in the side seams. There is a wide box pleat, with side pleats, at the centre front, and an inverted box pleat, with side pleats at centre back. The waist is bound with a ⅞-inch (2.2 cm) wide blue linen tape, extending to form the ties on each side.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, wool, linen; hand-woven, satin weave, hand-sewn, hand-quilted
Brief Description
Woman's petticoat, 1750-70, British; Pale blue silk satin, quilted with a floral border
Physical Description
Woman's petticoat made of light blue silk satin lined with glazed undyed wool and wadded with a thin layer of wool. It is quilted in running stitch with light blue silk thread in a border of flowers and leaves at the hem and undulating parallel diagonal lines above. The petticoat is made of 6 panels of silk, with pocket openings in the side seams. There is a wide box pleat, with side pleats, at the centre front, and an inverted box pleat, with side pleats at centre back. The waist is bound with a ⅞-inch (2.2 cm) wide blue linen tape, extending to form the ties on each side.
Dimensions
  • Waist to hem at centre front length: 94.0cm (approx)
  • Side to side at hem width: 124.5cm (approx)
  • Silk, selvedge to selvedge width: 42.0cm (approx)
  • Quilting pattern, top of stitching to hem depth: 82.0cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by the family of the late Mrs Jane Robinson
Object history
Registered File no. 1929/11817.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.193-1929

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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