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Your search for posts with tags containing 18th century textiles found 5 posts

Fashioning the New England Family, Massachusetts Historical Society

MassFashion: Fashioning the New England Family Massachusetts Historical Society October 2018 – March 2019 I am delighted to announce that I am serving as the Guest Curator for ‘Fashioning the New England Family’ which will be on view...
From: SilkDamask on 8 May 2017

A Pocketbook For Benjamin Stuart, 1763

This vibrant crewel pocketbook was made for Benjamin Stuart of Boston and is dated 1763. It is held in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (http://www.masshist.org). The pocketbook features a brightly hued pastoral view with vining...
From: SilkDamask on 20 Sep 2016

The Reproduction of Garments from Sarah Williams 1738 Probate Inventory

Reproduction swatches flank the display and invite visitors to touch the textiles One of the many engaging aspects of the The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery (a permanent exhibition area in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life) at Historic Deerfield,...
From: SilkDamask on 21 Mar 2016

A French Plaid Silk Taffeta Boutis Quilt, c. 1760s+

How many more wonderful textile related words can you squeeze into this title? Plaid. Silk. Taffeta. Boutis. Quilt. Each on its own denotes something special, but when taken together? It is beyond the ordinary, everyday. This cheerful French silk taffeta,...
From: SilkDamask on 19 Nov 2015

An 18th Century Embroidered Linen Bodice – Remade, Refashioned

It was the exquisite, delicate silk thread embroidery which first caught my eye. Some of the threads have worn away and the penciled outline drawn to guide the stitching is faintly visible. I know nothing about who embroidered this bodice or even where...
From: SilkDamask on 5 Nov 2015

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