A charming example of a Queen Anne period (1702-14) embroidered and false quilted unpicked skirt, which could quite easily be sewn back into a skirt. False quilted because there is no inner wadding and therefore not tecnically quilted. It just looks quilted.
Provenance: From the private collection of Roderick and Valentine Butler, antique dealers, who lived in Marwood House, High Street, Honiton, East Devon.
Three different size motifs, some with earthy hillocks with two leafy stems and different flowers, other motifs of a variety of flowers caught at the base, with some additional small flower groups, all in shaded pink, red, blue, yellow, green worsted wools, on a linen ground, the background embroidered and quilted in yellow worsted wools in a trellis design.
The backing linen is the same linen as the top layer. The waistband is of a finer linen.
The skirt is made up of three widths of 65 cm wide selvedge to selvedge. 7ft or 84 in x 37 in; 2.14 m x 94 cm
The motifs 8 1/2 in; 21 cm high to 6 1/2 in; 16.5 cm
Waistband 6 3/4 in; 7 cm deep
Excellent. A few yellow trellis stitches missing.
collections.mfa.org/objects/119799, This is only 1.25 cm circumference.
Price: on request
Ref N°: 8444
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