Delightful piece having three different flowers. There is a naiveity to this piece indicating that it was probably made by the owner. Hart, Avril & North, Susan Historical Fashion in Detail The 17th and 18th Centuries p 200 Baumgarten, Linda What Clothes Reveal p 115 Rushton, Pauline 18th Century Costume p 8 Kyoto Costume Institute Fashion p 44-47 Stomachers are decorative V shaped panels which covered the bodice front from the 16th to 18th centuries. It was held in place by pinning the tabs to the sides of the open robe.
of ivory ribbed silk embroidered with a rose, a carnation and a tulip in shades of crimson and ivory twisted silks, the centre of the rose worked in looped silver metal thread, the small petalled flower at the base with similar centre, and some of the very small flowers surrounding outlined in metal thread, shaded green leaves, the whole outlined in silver metal braid, the centre worked with strips of beaten silver metal, lined in fine linen and with linen side tabs, 11 1/2 in x 7 in; 29 x 18 cm plus tabs.
Very good. There is a little pink colour run, as if the piece has got damp at some stage. There is a small mark to the right of the tulip.
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