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Petticoat fragment, quilted blue satin

1760-1775
Origin: England
16 3/4 X 36 1/4"
Pale blue-green silk satin, quilted to white tabby glazed worsted with blue silk thread; wool batting; silk hem binding.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1952-594
Rectangular fragment of a quilted petticoat, blue-green silk satin, quilted to cream white glazed worsted tabby, with thin wool batting. Quilted with blue silk thread in running stitches, in an all-over scrolling floral design. Hemmed at top; raw edges on two long sides; narrow silk ribbon hem tape binding bottom edge.
Label:Fragment of Professionally made Whole-Cloth Petticoat
England, 1760-1775
Silk and wool
1952-594
This fragment of a satin petticoat is backed with the characteristic glazed or pressed wool backing used on many professionally made English quilted petticoats. The quilting is worked with 10 silk running stitches per inch.