"Quilted Skirt With Provence Gardener Decor Early 19th Century"Circa 1790 for the canvas and 1820 for the mounting and the lining
Provencal quilted skirt or Marseillais cotillion in Indian with decoration said Gardener in fashion at the end of the 18th century. Four-color woodblock print, red, pink, manganese purple and light brown. Decor Garden without base of ancient ruins, and long undulating stems loaded with flowers of India and seedlings inspired by Mughal art. Unidentified but probably Provençal or Genoese factory, to be compared to the Italian production of "Pezzotti" from the end of the 18th century. Stitching entirely done by hand at the front stitch in the form of "Ravioli" or small diamonds of 1.5 cm per side. Fitting of waist with contemporary cannon pleats and lining in cotton sowing printed around 1820. Piece published on page 103 of the book "Etude Florale sur Fond Blanc, Indiennes et pitées de Provence" Association Trésors, Patrimoine, Etoffes à Marseille. Note that this petticoat was used and washed several times with areas of depigmentation including the back of the skirt. However Indian in good structural condition and without holes. Stable and good general state of conservation.
Dimensions: Height 86 cm Height 59 cm Circumference of the skirt 264 cm