Design for an embroidered border for a petticoat and open gown, 1780s. Museum no. E.257-1973

Design for an embroidered border for a petticoat and open gown, 1780s. Museum no. E.257-1973

Design for an embroidered border for a petticoat and open gown
England
1780s
Pen and ink on wove paper
Bequeathed by Raymond Johnes
Museum no. E.257-1973

The undulating stem with leaves along the top of the design is similar to one published in 'The Fashionable Magazine' (‘Pattern for a Train, Drawn by Mr Styart’, plate iv, vol. 1, 1786).