Katy Law

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Cap

Cap Date: 1818 Culture: American Medium: linen Dimensions: 5 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

These were made in dark green, grey, and red, but brown and black were the most popular. And because of their darker ‘sooty’ hues, these fabrics were termed “ramoneur” (the chimney sweep). Printed on both cotton and linen, they were used in women’s clothing of all types, from outerwear to dresses and American shortgowns.

LACMA inspiration, my interpretation on the right; completely hand-sewn, including that 8 inch wide ruched edging. Cape and trim took just under 10 yards of wide fabric to make.

Vestito appartenuta a Giuseppina

Court dress and train owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaison Costume Collection app: “ "This court outfit, sumptuously embroidered with lotus flowers in cannetille,.

Glass bead purse 1810-20

Purse Date: 181020 Culture: Dutch (probably) Medium: cotton, glass Dimensions: Height: 9 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Stella Jolles Reichman, 1980 Accession Number: This artwork is not on display

Woman's work bag  1760-1780  Origin: England  OW: 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 (wider at bag)"; OL: 7 1/4" (excluding ribbon handles); D: 2" to 5"  Silk, metallic lace, sequins (paillettes), paper stiffening  Museum Purchase  Colonial Williamsburg Collection  Acc. No. 1960-730

Woman's work bag Origin: England OW: 4 to 5 (wider at bag)"; D: to Silk, metallic lace, sequins (paillettes), paper stiffening Museum Purchase Colonial Williamsburg Collection Acc.