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Object Name: petticoat

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1740-1760

Accession Number: 2008.22
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • linen
  • embroidering

Petticoat in white linen, quilted in bands of inverted Vs to within 10cms of waistband and to 36cms from hem; lower part (36cm in width) diamond pane quilted with 5 bands of applied trailing floral embroidery in red and green with a scalloped green edge; waist edged in white linen with ties and side pocket openings; pockets and hem edged with green calamanco; fully lined (apart from one panel) in vertically striped blue and white fustian (with piecing)
Embroidered bands applied before construction (ready made petticoat) as they run behind seams; heart-shaped registration (?) mark stamped on linen cb.


Type: L
Height: 95 cm