Suspender (one of a pair)

French
early 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

80 x 5.5 cm (31 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2005a

Medium or Technique

Silk; taffeta with silk embroidery, leather, metal springs, and silk backing

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk embroidered with polychrome silk pastoral vignettes (slave and master, man kneeling before woman, woman lying at man’s feet, man and woman with animal, man and woman under cape, woman and two children) with wreaths between. Elasticized kid strap with button-hole at one end. White silk back and binding.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1928.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection