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A bodice panel of ivory linen from a lady's embroidered jacket, worked with curling gilt thread tendrils with pea pods, pansies, fruit, butterflies, dragonflies and caterpillars, English, circa 1620-30
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A bodice panel of ivory linen from a lady's embroidered jacket, worked with curling gilt thread tendrils with pea pods, pansies, fruit, butterflies, dragonflies and caterpillars, English, circa 1620-30

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A bodice panel of ivory linen from a lady's embroidered jacket, worked with curling gilt thread tendrils with pea pods, pansies, fruit, butterflies, dragonflies and caterpillars, English, circa 1620-30
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Unstructured jackets of linen embroidered in this manner were particularly fashionable in England between 1600 and the late 1630s. Many Englishwomen were painted wearing such bodices. See portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts of Margaret Layton and her bodice in the Victoria & Albert Museum, dated around 1610.
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