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Jacket

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1720-1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk with an extra weft pattern, lined with linen, faced with silk, hand-sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss D. Gibbon

  • Museum number:

    T.264-1958

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silk jacket and quilted petticoat illustrate the type of informal ensemble worn by women early in the day in the privacy of home. The silk design of the jacket is late 17th century, indicating that it was made from an earlier garment. Despite this, the jacket is well cut and made, demonstrating the value placed even on remade clothing. Quilted petticoats were popular throughout the 18th century for informal dress. They were both decorative and practical.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1720-1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk with an extra weft pattern, lined with linen, faced with silk, hand-sewn

Categories

Clothing; Informal wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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