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Object Name Bodice
Alternate Name Stomacher
Date ca. 1740
Description Woman's stomacher of embroidered silk. A stomacher is a decorative garment worn at the center front of a bodice; it was part of women's dress from the 16th to 18th centuries. This example is extensively embroidered in blue, green, pink, and yellow silk, and has a silver cord applied back and forth across the front to resemble lacing.
(Keywords: Fashion, Colonial)
Acquisition Gift of Jeanne Errington Wright
Ownership and History This was reportedly worn by Miss Hannah More, aunt of Hannah More (1745-1833), the English writer and philanthropist.
Earliest Date 1730
Latest Date 1750
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number C01.3204
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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