Made of very fine Indian muslin, a loosely woven cotton fabric. In line with the general simplification of clothing, the popularity of silks and brocades declined during the in favour of cotton textiles. - 1790 - Museum of London
Court dress panel Place of origin: France (made) Date: ca. 1780 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Embroidered silk satin with silks, velvet appliqué, chenille, metal purl, swansdown
Sample Date: early century Culture: French Medium: Silk and metal thread on felt Dimensions: L. 2 inches x 7 cm Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of The United Piece Dye Works, 1936
Detail waistcoat, suit, France, ca. Saffron coloured velvet with detachable cuffs of cream silk satin, embroidered with flower sprays and exotic trees adn flowers; waistcoat: cream silk satin with matching embroidery.