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  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton with satin ribbon and machine-made lace

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Chemise of cotton with cream satin ribbon and lace. White cotton trimmed at the neck and armholes with white machine-made lace, and narrow white satin ribbon tied in a bow at the top of each shoulder and at the back of the neck. The bodice is short waist-length, has a low cut and slightly pointed neck-line and is sleeveless. It is made with a shaped straight cut panel at the front and back, panels slightly on the cross at each side of the front and back and with a narrow straight cut panel under each arm. It fastens at the centre back with a tape reinforced black hook and eye fastening. All the seams are lapped and machine-stitched and all the edges and the waist are reinforced with tape.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)


ca. 1880-1920 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton with satin ribbon and machine-made lace

Marks and inscriptions

Stitched in blue cotton on the right back of the waist


Width: 35 in, Depth: 13 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/1516.

Descriptive line

Chemise of cotton with cream satin ribbon and lace, possibly made in England, ca. 1880-1920


Cotton (textile)


Satin weave; Machine-made lace


Women's clothes; Lace; Underwear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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