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Stomacher

American
18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

17.5 x 25.1 cm (6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1343

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze, embroidery

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A stomacher, foundation of white silk gauze, border design all around with stylized flowering vine with occasional pendent ribbons, in upper center a cartouche, most of the above design embroidered with sheer white linen appliqué with outlines and many details worked with white linen thread, background embroidered with white linen thread in minute patterns resembling the bride of lace; stomacher unusual in shape, roughly pear shaped in upper portion narrowing in center and flaring again at bottom.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes