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
1730s British Woman's waistcoat at the Glasgow Museums, Glasgow - From the curators' comments: "This informal lady’s waistcoat would have been worn informally with a quilted petticoat and gown, or underneath a dress as additional layer for warmth...[Many] are made using un-dyed linen quilted using a cream or light yellow thread. This item is more flamboyantly decorated with medallions, Staffordshire knots and quatrefoils worked in silk and wool threads."