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Bodice

Bodice

  • Date:

    1780 -1790 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, linen, silk thread; hand-sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    T.688-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A woman's bodice of black silk velvet, lined with linen. The long, tight fitting sleeves are slightly flared at the end, extending over the wrist and faced with velvet. The bodice opens at the front (hooks and eyes added later) and extends to a point below the waistline. The back is shorter, with waist tabs. The hem is bound with black silk braid. There are patches under the arms.

Date

1780 -1790 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silk, linen, silk thread; hand-sewn

Dimensions

Length: 56.0 cm Shoulder to centre front hem approx, Width: 78.0 cm Elbow to elbow when flat approx, Circumference: 89.5 cm Bust under arm approx

Object history note

Collection of Talbot Hughes, purchased by Messrs Harrods and donated in 1913.

Descriptive line

A woman's bodice of black silk velvet, 1780s, English

Materials

Silk; Silk braid; Linen

Techniques

Velvet weave; Hand sewing

Categories

Clothing; Fashion

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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