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Pelerine

ca. 1830 (made)
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Wide, deep pelerine collar of white muslin with whitework embroidery. It has tiny serrated edging oversewn in button hole stitch and decorated with a continuous leafy stem. The lower part of the collar is scattered with leafy sprigs in stem and overcast stitches.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Muslin with whitework embroidery
Brief Description
Embroidered muslin pelerine, England, ca. 1830.
Physical Description
Wide, deep pelerine collar of white muslin with whitework embroidery. It has tiny serrated edging oversewn in button hole stitch and decorated with a continuous leafy stem. The lower part of the collar is scattered with leafy sprigs in stem and overcast stitches.
Dimensions
  • Width: 39in (maximum)
  • Centre front length: 11.5in
  • Width: 98.4cm (maximum)
  • Centre front length: 29.1cm
Gallery Label
White muslin dress and cape Britain 1834 White muslin was popular for wedding dresses in the first half of the 19th century. This embroidered example is thought to have been worn by Mary-Anne-Grace Quin, who married Herbert Mayo, a broker in colonial commodities, in London on 3 November 1834. Dress: muslin, embroidered with cotton, lined with silk, with replica collar Cape: muslin, embroidered with cotton Given by Miss Gaster (dress) and Miss S. Cowdell (cape) V&A: T.63, 114-1973(2011)
Credit line
Given by Miss S. Cowdell
Collection
Accession Number
T.114-1973

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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