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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk and wool blend with silk braid and piping

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's dress in buff-coloured silk and wool blend, trimmed with blue silk braid and piping.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk and wool blend with silk braid and piping

Object history note

Part of a large collection of costume items (T.391 to 1833-1913) given to the V&A by the London department store Harrods. "The greater part of the collection had been formed by Mr Talbot Hughes supplemented by more than 100 pieces which came into the market at the same time, and they were all bought en bloc by Messrs. Harrods, together with several further examples which came under Mr Hughes' notice. The whole collection was on view for 3 weeks in Messrs. Harrods' stores during the Christmas season, 1913." (from the original 1913 acquisition register)

Descriptive line

Dress for a child, buff-coloured silk and wool blend trimmed with blue silk braid and piping, made in England, about 1870


Wool and silk blend; Silk braid


Braiding; Piping (process)


Children's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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