Stomacher, silk, metal, British

Stomacher

Date:
ca. 1720
Culture:
British
Medium:
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Designated Purchase Fund, 1981
Accession Number:
2009.300.2196
Not on view
This is a beautifully preserved example of an early stomacher with all the hallmarks of exquisite early English floral embroidery. The stomacher was worn as a central bodice piece with open robes of the 18th century. The fact that the lace remains intact after nearly 300 years makes this a significant piece, retaining a great deal of its original integrity.