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Stomacher from England, ca 1770. Made of a cream silk fabric decorated on the edge with small stylized flowers made of silk. Zigzag silk ribbon adorning the front. Pointed shape. Very good to excellent condition.
Part of the package is also a sleeve (the second one is missing) made of the same fabric. Triple flounces. Very good to excellent condition. The sleeve is an addition to the stomacher.
The stomacherwas an essential part of women's gowns, from about 1570 to 1780. In its most basic form it was a long V-or U-shaped panel that decorated the front of a woman's bodice. The stomacher could either be part of the bodice or a separate garment that fastened to the bodice. The stomacher had two main purposes: to add decoration and to provide structure. Both decoration and structure changed with passing fashions over the long history of this garment.
Length: ~ 38 cm
Width: ~ 4-24 cm
Length: ~ 35 cm
Width: ~ 25 cm