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Underbodice: T.26-1981

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Cream linen, the upper part padded and lined with cream linen, the fronts and skirt lined with cream silk. The edges are bound with silk ribbon. Embroidered, with the exception of the upper part of the back, in puce, green, brown and cream silk threads in satin and chain stitches with chinoiserie and animal motifs against a backgound sewn with slender leaves. The bodice has narrow shoulders and a wide neckline, lower at the front than at the back. The fronts curve in at the waist and are rounded at the lower edge. There are a back and side vents. The bodice fastens down the front by means of eight pairs of eyelet holes and a dark yellow silk cord.


History note: Handed down in the donor's family

Legal notes

Given by J.N. Peyton

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-11-30) by Peyton, J. N.


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1730 CE

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Components of the work

Back Length 23 in

Materials used in production

yelllow Cord

Techniques used in production

Lining (material)
Padding (material)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.26-1981
Primary reference Number: 198871
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Created: Thursday 8 May 2014 Updated: Wednesday 29 January 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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