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Stomacher, silk needlework and braid overlace

1720-1740
Origin: Great Britain, England
OW: 7 3/8"; OH: 13 1/4"
Silk needlework and metal threads on linen.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1985-229
Triangular stomacher front for woman's gown, worked with floral bouquet tied in bowknot against white ground, back-stitch quilted in vermiculate design in yellow. Edging of green silk tape. Braid lacing overlaying needlework. Backing of tabby weave linen. Stitches consist of satin, outline, couching, with quilting in back stitch.