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Bedgown

1690-1720 (embroidered), 1720-1750 (altered)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s bedgown, pieced from another textile, probably a bedcover of fine bleached linen, embroidered in backstitch with yellow silk floss in a pattern of feathers against a ground of scrolling tendrils. The bedgown is lined with coarse bleached linen. The back is mainly one piece, extending over the shoulders, with a small rectangular collar. The sleeves are rectangles, with rectangular cuffs.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's bedgown, 1720-50; British; made from furnishing, linen embroidered with yellow silk, 1690-1720
Physical Description
Woman’s bedgown, pieced from another textile, probably a bedcover of fine bleached linen, embroidered in backstitch with yellow silk floss in a pattern of feathers against a ground of scrolling tendrils. The bedgown is lined with coarse bleached linen. The back is mainly one piece, extending over the shoulders, with a small rectangular collar. The sleeves are rectangles, with rectangular cuffs.
Dimensions
  • Overall length: 85.5cm (approx)
  • Overall width: 141.5cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
517-1877

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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