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Broderie de Marseille Baby Cap
1740-60

Fantastic quality French 18th Century corded & quilted baby’s cap with pulled work and French knots, worked in three panels. Purpose made possibly in a Marseille atelier. 


Cataloguing

The back section with a central pointed flower, the petals filled with two designs of drawn threadwork, a plain linen flap to the back neck area, enclosed by fruiting branches, all cord quilted, infilled with minute French knots, the two front panels with a central join similarly worked, all in creamy linen.



 


Condition

There are some light brown markings all over the cap. I would imagine a conservator could remove these.


Comments

The International Quilt Study Collection in Nebraska has many examples of broderie de Marseille.



The Quilter's Guild Collection



www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/collections/heritage/18th-century-corded-babys-cap.html



Similar shape to cap in Marseille. The Cradle of White Corded Quilting by Kathryn Berenson, p 94. 4.16b. More information on p 82.


Price: £850 | $1,110 | €1,010

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