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2008.23 stomacher

Object Name: stomacher

Place of Creation: England
Date: 1740-50

Accession Number: 2008.23
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • linen
  • embroidered

Triangular stomacher ending in 7 tabs, the central one widest; front of cream silk, embroidered with a stylised floral design with a central red and pink carnation and other flowers with gold and green leaves and gold thread vermicular stitching to the ground; yellow silk edging and tabs to pin to gown; mock decorative lacing over front forming a trompe l'oieu additional stomacher effect; backed in cream linen, block printed with madder in a stylised floral sprays.


Type: L
Height: 31 cm