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Object Name Petticoat
Date 1750-1790
Description Woman's quilted petticoat. Handsewn, pink silk satin with linen lining. Pleated at waist. Right side opening with satin ties. Quilted designs include feather motif, scallops, pineapples, 8-pointed stars with crescent moons, stylized leaves and flowers, and stylized pomegranates. This type of petticoat was a visible part of women's dress.
(Keywords: Fashion, Colonial, Early American, Panniers, Quilted Garment)
Acquisition Gift of Sophie H. Hillmann
Ownership and History This petticoat was acquired as part of a group of items reportedly associated with the Gourlay, Clinton, DeWitt, and Duboise families of New York State. The donor, Sophie H. Hillmann, was the great-granddaughter of Robert Gourlay and Maria DeWitt (Clinton) Gourlay.
Earliest Date 1750
Latest Date 1790
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Underwear
Associated People Gourlay, Maria DeWitt (Clinton)
Catalog Number C01.3681
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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