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Reticule

1780-1799 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s reticule of ivory silk taffeta, lined with ivory silk sarsenet. It is tamboured with coloured silk floss in a floral border on 3 sides; one side has a bouquet of flowers held with a ribbon and the other has a small floral motif. The drawstring is probably a later replacement.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's reticule ivory silk satin, 1780-99, British; tamboured with coloured silks
Physical Description
Woman’s reticule of ivory silk taffeta, lined with ivory silk sarsenet. It is tamboured with coloured silk floss in a floral border on 3 sides; one side has a bouquet of flowers held with a ribbon and the other has a small floral motif. The drawstring is probably a later replacement.
Dimensions
  • Length: 24.5cm (approx)
  • Width: 27.5cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
T.227-1914

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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