Garter (one of a pair)

French
early 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

3 x 32.4 cm (1 3/16 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.2009b

Medium or Technique

Silk with silk tambour and chenille embroidery and metal buckles

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Padded garters. White silk embroidered with chenille yarns in design of central purple, yellow, green flowers flanked by inscriptions (a: “announce” and “zephir”; b: “mon” and “Jebic (?)”) in pink chainstitch with blue border, flanked by salmon, pink, brown, green flowers. Filled with lambswool batting. White silk elasticicized band at left. Metal clasps decorated with floral motifd.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection