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Pelerine

Pelerine

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin with whitework embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss S. Cowdell

  • Museum number:

    T.114-1973

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Muslin with whitework embroidery

Dimensions

Width: 39 in maximum, Length: 11.5 in centre front, Width: 98.4 cm maximum, Length: 29.1 cm centre front

Descriptive line

Embroidered muslin pelerine, England, ca. 1830.

Labels and date

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]

Materials

Muslin

Techniques

Whitework

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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