Quilted Petticoat


From Fairfield Museum

Date manufactured/created
circa 1770
Description
Quilted petticoats were popular in the mid-18th century when fashionable split skirts revealed petticoats underneath. There is no known provenance for theis petticoat. By studying it we can tell that it was probably mase in the 1700s, was used (not the worn bottom edge), and may have been imported as a ready-to-wear garment produced by professional quilteres. this piece is unusual because the decorative flower and feather quilting extends around the entire piece.
Dimensions

Measurement Notes: 104” circumference 36” OL 91.4 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John T. Curtis
Accession/ID number
1975.24.13