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Stomacher, silk & metal on linen

Origin: England
7 3/8" W X 12" L
Tabby linen needleworked with silk and metal threads, worked through linen back.
Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg
Acc. No. 1991-485
Woman's stomacher with silk and metal thread needlework on linen, worked through linen backing fabric. Design consists of stylized flowers worked in polychrome silks and metal threads, arranged on a central axis. Background "quilted" with cross stitches.
England, 1700-1730
Linen with silk embroidery
The two layers of this stomacher were "quilted" or fastened together using tiny cross stitches.