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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1836-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton edged with silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss G. E. Hill

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1836-1840 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton edged with silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton

Descriptive line

challis, 1835-1840, English; Beige ground, floral print


Cotton; Silk satin; Linen


Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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