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Woman's Petticoat, Quilted Pink-Beige

1750-1775, remodeled 1840-1855
Origin: England
OL: 36 1/2"; CF 34"
Pink-beige silk, quilted to cream glazed worsted, brown cotton hem facing.
Gift of Tasha Tudor
Acc. No. 2000-134
Woman's petticoat of pink-beige silk, quilted to cream glazed worsted using running stitches. The petticoat is eighteenth-century quilting, altered for wear in the late nineteenth century. The quilted design consists of swags, zig-zag lines, tight scrolls flowers and leaves. The waistline dips to point at center front, with skirt pleats directed toward front; center back fullness is tightly gathered, or guaged. Brown replaced waistband. One pocket slit from the eighteenth century remains open; the other is sewn shut. Hem faced with brown cotton (applied in 19th c.) Photographed under gown from the eighteenth century.
Provenance:From the collection of Tasha Tudor.