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Stomacher

1710- 1730 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s stomacher of bleached linen, triangular with a rounded point at the bottom with short narrow skirts on either side. It is embroidered with chain stitch and couched coloured silk floss in a floral design on a ground of parallel chevrons of backstitched yellow silk. The edges and skirts are bound with ½-inch (1.3 cm) wide yellow silk grosgrain ribbon. There are 3 loops of the ribbon on either side for pinning to a gown. There 7 (originally 8) small thread bars of yellow silk, either for fastening or for interlacing a cord for decorative effect. The yellow cord is not original.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's stomacher of linen, 1710-30, British; embroidered with coloured silks, skirts
Physical Description
Woman’s stomacher of bleached linen, triangular with a rounded point at the bottom with short narrow skirts on either side. It is embroidered with chain stitch and couched coloured silk floss in a floral design on a ground of parallel chevrons of backstitched yellow silk. The edges and skirts are bound with ½-inch (1.3 cm) wide yellow silk grosgrain ribbon. There are 3 loops of the ribbon on either side for pinning to a gown. There 7 (originally 8) small thread bars of yellow silk, either for fastening or for interlacing a cord for decorative effect. The yellow cord is not original.
Dimensions
  • Length: 28.5cm (approx)
  • Width: 20.0cm (approx)
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
311-1900

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record createdSeptember 19, 2007
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