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Fichu

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1780s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin with whitework embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H.E. Talbot

  • Museum number:

    T.285-1977

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

White cotton fichu with whitework embroidery around the edge with a chain stitch design of interlinked drooping harebells with a Greek key pattern border.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1780s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Muslin with whitework embroidery

Object history note

RF number is 1977/551.

The fichu belonged to the Hon. Mrs. Alice Eleanora Edwardes (nee Brougham), a niece of Henry Brougham the Lord Chancellor, who was the great grandmother of the donor's husband.

Descriptive line

Fichu of embroidered muslin, England, 1780s.

Materials

Muslin

Techniques

Whitework

Subjects depicted

Key pattern

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Accessories; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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