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What is this?

Triangular stomacher in ivory silk, heavily embroidered in gold metallic thread with scrolling leaves framing small buildings, and, in colored silks, a female figure with a rake over one shoulder, a male figure dozing, and a butterfly.

This is a stomacher from France. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1971. Bequest of Marian Hague. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk and metal-wrapped silk core embroidery on silk foundation, with flat metal strips, wire coils; linen backing technique: embroidered in satin and stem stitches, couched flat metal strips, metal-wrapped silk, and flat strips with metal-wrapped

Its dimensions are

H x W: 40 x 26 cm (15 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

This object was bequest of Marian Hague

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