This silk jacket shows many of the sewing techniques mastered by tailors in the 1700th c. The silk was probably made in Sweden c. 1750 but the cut is from the 1780s. Jacket, silk damask, linen, 1780s, KM 14.561. Photo Viveca Ohlsson, Kulturen|

This silk jacket shows many of the sewing techniques mastered by tailors in the 1700th c. The silk was probably made in Sweden c. 1750 but the cut is from the 1780s. Jacket, silk damask, linen, 1780s, KM 14.561. Photo Viveca Ohlsson, Kulturen|

A LADY'S 'CARACO JACKET OF CHINESE SILK BROCADE  THE JACKET LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE SILK CHINESE, CIRCA 1750  with tightly moulded bodice and pleated peplum, the sleeves faced with printed cotton

A LADY'S 'CARACO JACKET OF CHINESE SILK BROCADE THE JACKET LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE SILK CHINESE, CIRCA 1750 with tightly moulded bodice and pleated peplum, the sleeves faced with printed cotton

Caraco Jacket, Detachable Sleeves, Bodice, and Petticoat, ca. 1770  via Sörmlands Museum

Caraco Jacket, Detachable Sleeves, Bodice, and Petticoat, ca. 1770 via Sörmlands Museum

Back view, caraco with its "Pet en l'air", Lyon or Spitalfield, c. 1780-1790. Superb cream damask brocaded with glycines bouquets and pomegranates in gold, purple and blue sky tones. Linen lining corseted front with eyelets for lacing (instead of the rigid bodice!). Pekin silk re-used for the V back and light green chiffon silk for the lining of the sleeves.

Back view, caraco with its "Pet en l'air", Lyon or Spitalfield, c. 1780-1790. Superb cream damask brocaded with glycines bouquets and pomegranates in gold, purple and blue sky tones. Linen lining corseted front with eyelets for lacing (instead of the rigid bodice!). Pekin silk re-used for the V back and light green chiffon silk for the lining of the sleeves.

Jacket, skirt and bodice, Sweden, 1770s. White silk embroidered with floral motifs in purple silk an dsilver thread. Beloged to "Aunt Ulla" Ulrica Christina Cronstedt (1756-1841).

Jacket, skirt and bodice, Sweden, 1770s. White silk embroidered with floral motifs in purple silk an dsilver thread. Beloged to "Aunt Ulla" Ulrica Christina Cronstedt (1756-1841).

Jackets were often fastened in front with silk ribbons. Caraco, quilted, outer fabric silk, lining linen, cotton-wool, silk ribbons, 1770-80s

Jackets were often fastened in front with silk ribbons. Caraco, quilted, outer fabric silk, lining linen, cotton-wool, silk ribbons, 1770-80s

Pet-en-l'air of Chinese silk with matching petticoat, belonged to Baroness Iseli. National Museum of Denmark

Pet-en-l'air of Chinese silk with matching petticoat, belonged to Baroness Iseli. National Museum of Denmark

Jacket    National Trust Inventory Number 1348744  CategoryCostume  Date1760 - 1790  MaterialsCotton, Silk damask

Jacket National Trust Inventory Number 1348744 CategoryCostume Date1760 - 1790 MaterialsCotton, Silk damask

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