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Embroidered Jacket, about 1615 on loan from the Fashion Museum, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Embroidered Jacket, about 1615 on loan from the Fashion Museum, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Jacket  Date: ca. 1616 Culture: British Medium: linen, silk, metal Dimensions: L. at center back: 16 ½ in. (42 cm). Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1923 Accession Number: 23.170.1

Jacket Date: ca. 1616 Culture: British Medium: linen, silk, metal Dimensions: L. at center back: 16 ½ in. (42 cm). Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1923 Accession Number: 23.170.1

Woman's coif | Museum of Fine Arts, BostonWoman's coif  English late 16th–early 17th century  Object Place, England  DIMENSIONS 27 x 43 cm (10 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.)  ACCESSION NUMBER 34.226  MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Woman's coif | Museum of Fine Arts, BostonWoman's coif English late 16th–early 17th century Object Place, England DIMENSIONS 27 x 43 cm (10 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.) ACCESSION NUMBER 34.226 MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

This early 17th century woman’s jacket is made of silk, a more luxurious fabric than the linen typically used for such garments. However it is made in a loose, informal style not seen in portraiture. The lining of shag (silk velvet with a long pile) suggests the garment was intended for warmth as well as adornment. It is richly embroidered in silver and silver-gilt thread, purl, strip and spangles. The design of rose, marigold, honeysuckle, pansy and lily flowers in a symmetrical interlacing…

This early 17th century woman’s jacket is made of silk, a more luxurious fabric than the linen typically used for such garments. However it is made in a loose, informal style not seen in portraiture. The lining of shag (silk velvet with a long pile) suggests the garment was intended for warmth as well as adornment. It is richly embroidered in silver and silver-gilt thread, purl, strip and spangles. The design of rose, marigold, honeysuckle, pansy and lily flowers in a symmetrical interlacing…

Chemise allegedly worn by Mary, Queen of Scots at her execution on the 8th of February, 1587.

Chemise allegedly worn by Mary, Queen of Scots at her execution on the 8th of February, 1587.

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