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Waistcoat Panel

1730-1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Front left side of a woman’s waistcoat of fine bleached linen, backed with a coarser linen. It has a high ‘V’ and a deep, curved skirt below the waist. It is backstitched with white silk floss in a diamond pattern and embroidered in chain, satin and stem stitch with coloured silk floss in a pattern of scrolling stems with small flowers and leaves.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk; hand-woven, hand-embroidered
Brief Description
Front left panel of a woman's waistcoat, 1730-50 British; linen embroidered with coloured silk floss
Physical Description
Front left side of a woman’s waistcoat of fine bleached linen, backed with a coarser linen. It has a high ‘V’ and a deep, curved skirt below the waist. It is backstitched with white silk floss in a diamond pattern and embroidered in chain, satin and stem stitch with coloured silk floss in a pattern of scrolling stems with small flowers and leaves.
Dimensions
  • Length: 60.5cm (approx)
  • Overall width: 30.5cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
339-1878

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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