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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1905-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask trimmed throughout with embroidered braiding, lace, net on cotton lining, and boned

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Baden Fuller family (1998).

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Afternoon dress in pale blue silk damask with an Oriental design showing fish, incense burners and flowers. Yoke, sleeves and the underskirt are made of spotted cream net, ruched and tucked. Wide band of lace around the bottom of the net underskirt panel. Skirt trained in the back. Dress trimmed throughout with embroidered braid of flowers and leaves. All this is mounted on a pale blue cotton lining. Bodice lining boned with cream silk waist-stay.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)


1905-1910 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk damask trimmed throughout with embroidered braiding, lace, net on cotton lining, and boned


Length: 131 cm shoulder to hem, Weight: 2.08 kg, Length: 1455 mm Centre Back neck to hem, Circumference: 2700 mm hem

Object history note

Historical significance: Nice example of a day dress of the early 20th century in very good condition. Example of use of Oriental silk in Western fashion

Descriptive line

Dress of silk damask with net, lace and embroidered trimming, probably made in Great Britain, ca. 1905-1910


Silk (textile); Net (textile); Cotton (textile)


Damask; Embroidered; Lined; Lace; Boned

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Incense burners; Fish; Flowers


Day wear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Lace; Embroidery

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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