< Fashion < Works

Quilted Petticoat

circa 1770-1780

Unknown English Maker (, - present)

Quilted petticoats provided warmth for the wearer and a display of the quilter's art with intricate, stitched designs flowing across the surface of the cloth. Petticoat, in the 18th century, referred to a skirt and not an undergarment as perceived today.

Place object was created: England

silk satin

Museum Purchase: Funds Provided by Jim Craig and Randy Johnson 2004.127

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH