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Nightgown

  • Place of origin:

    Spitalfields (brocaded silk, weaving)
    Great Britain (sewing)

  • Date:

    1760s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk; hand-woven, brocaded, hand-sewn.

  • Museum number:

    T.137-1911

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A man's nightgown made of white silk brocaded with coloured silks in a floral design, lined and faced with pink silk taffeta. The nightgown is T-shaped, with shoulder seams, the fronts and back cut and shaped under the arms, with 2-piece sleeves and small triangular side gores.

Place of Origin

Spitalfields (brocaded silk, weaving)
Great Britain (sewing)

Date

1760s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk; hand-woven, brocaded, hand-sewn.

Descriptive line

Man's nightgown, 1760s, British; brocaded white silk, 1760s, Spitalfields, lined with pink silk

Materials

Silk (textile); Silk thread

Techniques

Hand weaving; Brocading; Hand sewing

Categories

Men's clothes; Informal wear; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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