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Skirt  early 18th century Culture: British Medium: Silk Dimensions: L. 43 in. (109.2 cm)

Skirt early 18th century Culture: British Medium: Silk Dimensions: L. 43 in. (109.2 cm)

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Cream silk sack-back and petticoat made from a mantua from the late 1730s. The fabric is embroidered with polychrome silks and gold thread in floral and gothic motifs, including architectural buildings and structures. Large peonies sprout from the roof of a ruined abbey flanked by pine trees, dominating a landscape set with three different cottages, cedar trees replete with cones, a Chinoiserie fence, and a pavilion with a flag flying, alternating with a giant flowering creeper

Sack back and petticoat

Cream silk sack-back and petticoat made from a mantua from the late 1730s. The fabric is embroidered with polychrome silks and gold thread in floral and gothic motifs, including architectural buildings and structures. Large peonies sprout from the roof of a ruined abbey flanked by pine trees, dominating a landscape set with three different cottages, cedar trees replete with cones, a Chinoiserie fence, and a pavilion with a flag flying, alternating with a giant flowering creeper

Silk Brocade, 1710, "bizzarre" ? detail Shrewsbury Museum Service

Silk Brocade, 1710, "bizzarre" ? detail Shrewsbury Museum Service

By the late seventeenth century the appeal of Far Eastern goods had reached most levels of English society. Those who could not afford luxurious imports could turn to domestically produced options. In 1688  A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing  by John Stalker and George Parker was published in London

By the late seventeenth century the appeal of Far Eastern goods had reached most levels of English society. Those who could not afford luxurious imports could turn to domestically produced options. In 1688 A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing by John Stalker and George Parker was published in London

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