This beautiful doublet is one of only two, known surviving examples of its type from the 1620s. The other is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). The doublet is made of quality silk and is designed with pinking and decorative slits. This design was the height of fashio for a short period in 1620s -- Pinking (the intentional slashing of fabric) was a technique used to reveal colorful linings or underlying shirts chemises.
Rococo Period Dress - Robe and petticoat - Great Britain, United Kingdom (made) China (painted) Date: 1760-1770 (made) Artist/Maker:Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Painted silk, hand-sewn. Victoria and Albert Museum