Dress

1836-1840 (made)
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Soft colours and floral patterns are a distinctive feature of many 1830s day dresses. Here, pink, red and white flowers harmonise with the brown ground and green piping. The construction of the sleeves is also interesting as they are tightly gathered at the top and loose around the elbow. This accentuates the slope of the shoulder and the tightness of the wrist.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed cotton edged with silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton
Brief Description
challis, 1835-1840, English; Beige ground, floral print
Credit line
Given by Miss G. E. Hill
Summary
Soft colours and floral patterns are a distinctive feature of many 1830s day dresses. Here, pink, red and white flowers harmonise with the brown ground and green piping. The construction of the sleeves is also interesting as they are tightly gathered at the top and loose around the elbow. This accentuates the slope of the shoulder and the tightness of the wrist.
Collection
Accession Number
T.32-1940

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record createdMarch 11, 2005
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