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Jacket

1780s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s jacket of blue silk taffeta brocaded with white, dark blue, orange and yellow silks in a pattern of abstract floral sprays, heavily pieced. It has a deep ‘V’ neck, long, curved, 2-piece sleeves and short skirts extending below the waist. It was originally lined with ivory silk sarsenet, now shattered. The jacket fastens at the centre front with 4 green-silk covered buttons on the right side and 4 worked buttonholes on the left.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk; hand-woven, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's jacket, 1780s, British; blue silk taffeta figured with coloured silks
Physical Description
Woman’s jacket of blue silk taffeta brocaded with white, dark blue, orange and yellow silks in a pattern of abstract floral sprays, heavily pieced. It has a deep ‘V’ neck, long, curved, 2-piece sleeves and short skirts extending below the waist. It was originally lined with ivory silk sarsenet, now shattered. The jacket fastens at the centre front with 4 green-silk covered buttons on the right side and 4 worked buttonholes on the left.
Dimensions
  • Overall length: 49.0cm (approx)
  • Bust under armholes circumference: 83.5cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
T.232-1927

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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