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Jacket

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1785-1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed linen, quilted, lined with linen

  • Museum number:

    T.219-1966

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In the 1780s jackets worn with petticoats became a popular garment for informal wear by women. This example shows the long sleeves and close-fitting style characteristic of the decade. It is made of linen printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprigs. The fabric has been quilted so that each printed motif is framed in a diamond shape by quilting stitches. A decorative cotton muslin apron completes the ensemble.

Physical description

Jacket of printed linen with an all-over pattern of a small lilac sprig in an alternating design of flowers, fruits and berries. The jacket is quilted in running stitch in a diamond pattern.

The jacket is hip length with a low round neck trimmed with a gathered frill of self-material and fastens down the centre front with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are long and fasten at the wrist with a small self-covered button. It is shaped to the figure and tails flair from the waist at the side, and are overlapped at the centre back by a longer one in a lozenge shape. Lined with linen.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)

Date

1785-1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Printed linen, quilted, lined with linen

Dimensions

Height: 720 mm, Width: 640 mm

Descriptive line

Jacket of quilted and printed linen, possibly made in France, 1785-1790

Categories

Women's clothes; Informal wear; Textiles; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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