Textile fragment

English (Spitalfields)
18th century

Object Place: Spitalfields, England


22.2 x 16.6 cm (8 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: white satin, Design: large-scale tulips, rosebuds, and morning glories in blues, greens, pinks, purplish red and purplish pink. a) rectangular fragment with circular piece cut out (d.) Selvedge: a. has 2 selvedges present. b. and c. have 1 selvedge each present. Note: Believed to have been part of a costume worn by Lydia Hutchinson, born in 1723, daughter of Edward Hutchinson, Treasurer of Harvard College. These had been in the Museum since 1887, as the loan of the Misses Howe of Cambridge.


Lent by the Misses Howe, April 18, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe