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Stomacher

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Provenance

Stomacher of wife of John Grew, gentleman (1711-1784) of Birmingham, England, where he lived and died. Given by his great granddaughter, Louisa Green of Birmingham England to Henry Grew of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, his great grandson in 1872.

Credit Line

Gift of John Grew

English, 18th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

23.9 x 25.5 cm (9 7/16 x 10 1/16 in. )

Accession Number

43.123

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (tafetta) embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped yarns, silk plain weave binding tape, and linen plain weave lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes