Design for embroidery for a petticoat and open gown, 1782–94. Museum no. E.237-1973.

Design for embroidery for a petticoat and open gown, 1782–94. Museum no. E.237-1973.

Design for embroidery for a petticoat and open gown
England
1782–94
Bequeathed by Raymond Johnes
Museum no. E.237-1973

The pinholes, not following the lines of the design but scattered all over the sheet, suggest that the design was once pinned to a piece of muslin or gauze on a round tambour frame. The vertical design is similar to that on a white muslin gown of about 1800 displayed in the British Galleries (Room 120).