Gown Century The Victoria & Albert Museum “Quilting was a popular form of needlework in the century. Both decorative and practical, it was used on clothing and furnishings such as bedcovers and hangings. Quilted furnishings were often.
Girl's jacket, China for the Western market, Imperial yellow silk damask, the design with full blown flowers, their stems wound with leaves. The young lady who owned this must have been very wealthy to be wearing expensive silk made for the export market
Detail sleeve, "Merveilleuses" caraco, France, c. Silk pekin taffeta green and blue brocaded with small moons and bouquets. Fully piped with pale yellow braid. Long sleeves oversized and widely covering hands, six buttons on each handle.