Stomacher

American (New England)
About 1720–40


Object Place: New England, USA

Dimensions

32 x 24.2 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. )

Accession Number

68.593

Medium or Technique

Silk, metal, linen; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Embroidered. Cream watered silk ground; stalk and flowers in polychrome silks and gold and silver metal thread. Straight flat stitch, stem stitch, and bullion knots. Gold galloon around edges of seven tabs at bottom, and across top. Backed with linen cloth. Good condition; most of the metallic thread preserved.

Provenance

Said to have been worn by Jane Middlecot (1682-1743), wife of Elisha Cooke II (1678-1737).

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable Leverett Saltonstall