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Stomacher, cord quilting and French knots

Ca. 1700-1750
Origin: England
OW: 12 1/2"; Oh: 14 3/4"
Cotton face fabric, stitched with linen needlework, cotton cords, linen backing fabric.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1985-209
White cotton triangular stomacher (front for woman's bodice) with tri-lobed bottom, worked in symmetrical scrolls and flowers in a combination of cord quilting and linen needlework in French knots, back stitch, and satin stitch through coarser linen backing. Six tabby weave tape tabs sewn to sides for pinning into gown. Inner cords are cotton.