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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1805-1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    T.673-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This muslin gown is a typical evening ensemble of the period 1800-1810. The embroidered design of flowers has been worked in cotton and silver thread with tiny gold spangles (sequins). It resembles fashion plates and descriptions from the fashion magazine La Belle Assemblée of 1807. A new development in dressmaking is the fastening of the gown at the back rather than the front.

Physical description

Embroidered muslin dress

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)

Date

1805-1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn

Dimensions

Length: 132.5 cm, Width: 37 cm, Length: 130 cm, Depth: 12.5 cm

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rothstein, Natalie. Four Hundred Years of Fashion. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984. ISBN: 1851771166.

Materials

Muslin; Silver thread

Techniques

Embroidery

Categories

Clothing; Formal wear; Ph_survey; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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