18th Century Material Culture

Stomachers

English
Stomachers

English Stomacher
c. 1640 - 1660
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

English Stomacher
c. 1665 - 1685
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

English Silk & Linen Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1605 - 1615
(Victoria & Albert)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1670 - 1700
(Manchester Art Gallery)

English Stomacher
c. 1690 - 1710
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Unfinished English Stomacher
1709
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

Unfinished English Stomacher
1709
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

English Silk Embroidered Stomachers
c. 1700 - 1720
(Victoria & Albert)

English Embroidered Stomacher
Early 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1725
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1733
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1710
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1720
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1720
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1720
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1720 - 1729
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1720 - 1725
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Silk Embroidered Stomachers
c. 1700 - 1729
(Victoria & Albert)

English Silk & Linen Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1720
(Victoria & Albert)

English Silk Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1710 - 1720
(Victoria & Albert)

English Silk Embroidered Stomacher Lined with Printed Cotton
c. 1720 - 1740

Polychrome Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1730

Polychrome Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1730

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1730 - 1740
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

English Silk Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1730 - 1750
(Victoria & Albert)

English Linen & Silk Embroidered Linen Stomacher
c. 1730 - 1750
(Victoria & Albert)

English Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1750 - 1759
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Silk Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1740
(Victoria & Albert)

English Silk Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1730 - 1750
(Victoria & Albert)

English Silver Bobbin Lace Stomacher
c. 1740- 1750
(Victoria & Albert)

English Embroidered Stomacher
Mid 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

English Silk Embroidered Stomacher Lined with Printed Cotton
c. 1720 - 1740

English Stomacher for a Spitalfields Woven Silk Court Dress
c. 1753 - 1753
(Museum of London)

English or American Stomacher
18th Century
(Colonial Williamsburg)

English Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

American
Stomachers

New England Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1720 - 1740
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Embroidered Stomacher Said to Have Been Worn by Ruth Eliot Belknap of Dover, New Hampshire
1747
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Embroidered Stomacher
Mid 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Boston, Massachusetts Silk Stomacher
Mid 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

New England Stomacher
c. 1782
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

French Stomachers
Worn in America

French Made Embroidered Stomacher Worn in Boston, Massachusetts
18th Century (Eyes Not Original)
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

French
Stomachers

French (or Italian) Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1720
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

French Silver - Guilt Stomachers
c. 1670 - 1729
(Victoria & Albert)

French Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1750
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

French Silk & Linen Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1750
(Victoria & Albert)

German
Stomachers

German Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1725
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

German Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1750 - 1775
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

German Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1750 - 1775
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

German Stomacher
c. 1760 - 1780
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

German Embroidered Stomacher
Late 18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

French Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

“European”
Stomachers

European Stomacher
Late 17th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

European Stomacher
c. 1690 - 1710
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

European Stomacher
c. 1700 - 1730
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

European Embroidered Linen & Cotton Stomacher
Early 18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

European Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1725 - 1750
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

European Embroidered Stomacher
c. 1750 - 1775
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

European Stomacher
Mid 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

European Embroidered Stomacher
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Children’s
Stomachers

American or English Child’s Stomacher
Early 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Child’s Cotton and Linen Tab Stomacher, Possibly American
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Stomachers
of Unknown Origin

Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Silk Damask Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Stomacher
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Embroidered Stomacher & English Wadded Silk Petticoat
Mid 18th Century

Embroidered Stomacher

Stomacher
Patterns

Kunst-und Fleiss-übende Nadel-Ergötzungen oder neu- erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch;
The Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or newly invented Sewing and Embroidery book; Part I
c. 1725
(Victoria & Albert)

Kunst-und Fleiss-übende Nadel-Ergötzungen oder neu- erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch;
The Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or newly invented Sewing and Embroidery book; Part I
c. 1725
(Victoria & Albert)

'Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Bichs dritter Theil';
'Continuation of Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Special Sewing Book'; Part III
Nuremberg, Germany c. 1725
(Victoria & Albert)

'Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Bichs dritter Theil';
'Continuation of Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Special Sewing Book'; Part III
Nuremberg, Germany c. 1725
(Victoria & Albert)

'Part II: Fortgesetzter Kunst- und Fleiss-übender Nadel- auch Laden-Gewirck- Ergötzungen oder des neu-erfundenen Neh
und Stick Buchs Anderer Theil'; 'Further Delights of the Art and Industry of practising Needle and Loom;
or newly invented Sewing and Embroidery book Another part'
c. 1742
(Victoria & Albert)

The Stomacher Recreated

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