Woman's Garters

Artist/maker unknown, French

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
Early 19th century

Medium:
Silk satin with silk embroidery and silk braid, padded with tow and wood chips with paper stiffening; plain weave silk over coiled wire springs; ferrous metal clasps

Dimensions:
Length: 11 7/16 inches (29 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Accession Number:
1922-63-2a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Margaret G. Cowell and Miss Annie A. Cowell, 1922

Social Tags [?]

There are currently no user tags associated with this object.


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
Tying a garter around the leg would keep the stocking up, but could impede circulation. Spring garters, patented in England in 1783, solved this problem. The embroidered French sayings may indicate that these two examples were given as love tokens.


* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.