Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Petticoat and Panniers again...

I bought the book 'What Clothes Reveal' and on page 57, lo and behold, we have a pannier dress dating from the c.1745 from the James Frere collection at Colonial Williamsburg with a quilted petticoat over a pair of panniers. Again, according to the book the two aren't from a matching outfit though both belong to the James Frere's collection but here's another example of a) How it looks, as the petticoat is a normal quilted petticoat shape and yet it manages over the vast panniers and b) How another Historian has felt able to pair them together. 
That's two places now at either ends of the globe.

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