Stomacher

Italian
1740-1750


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

29.9 x 28 cm (11 3/4 x 11 in. )

Accession Number

43.1905

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk; paper wrapped with metallic thread

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk taffeta embroidered with polychrome silk and gilt-silver yarns. Design of seated woman, fruit backets at top sides, birds at bottom sides, flowers between, Piecing and seams at sides and base indicate recutting. White figured silk lining; white silk binding. Ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 28D.

Provenance

1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection