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Dress Fabric

1745 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dress fabric of cream silk taffeta brocaded in coloured silks with a large central floral spray and two smaller ones. Linking the floral details is a self-coloured pattern of a cord with tassels and a pineapple flanked by ears of corn. The central spray is tied with a self-coloured ribbon and contains three heads of hops and there are more hops in the self-coloured pattern.

It is tabby brocaded with an additional flushing weft and has selvages with one green stripe and three outer cords.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brocaded silk
Brief Description
Dress fabric of brocaded silk, Spitalfields, 1745
Physical Description
Dress fabric of cream silk taffeta brocaded in coloured silks with a large central floral spray and two smaller ones. Linking the floral details is a self-coloured pattern of a cord with tassels and a pineapple flanked by ears of corn. The central spray is tied with a self-coloured ribbon and contains three heads of hops and there are more hops in the self-coloured pattern.



It is tabby brocaded with an additional flushing weft and has selvages with one green stripe and three outer cords.
Dimensions
  • Height: 59.75in
  • Height: 151.8cm
  • Width: 19.625in
  • Width: 49.8cm
  • Repeat length: 31.5in
  • Repeat length: 80cm
  • Repeat width: 19.625in
  • Repeat width: 49.8cm
Credit line
Given by Miss J. Packe, per Mr H. Matthews
Collection
Accession Number
T.395-1977

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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