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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1842 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin, lined with cotton, calico and glazed cotton, brass, and reinforced with whalebone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J. P. Friend Smith

  • Museum number:

    T.848&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dress is characteristic of fashionable styles of the early 1840s. The neckline is wide with a deep collar or ‘bertha’. The long, tight sleeves are typical of the 1840s, while the short over-sleeves recall the elaborate sleeves of the 1830s. The waist is lengthened in front with a point both front and back. The elaborate applied decorations of the 1830s are now no longer fashionable. The satin of this dress is left quite plain, except for a braid edging on the collar.

Physical description

Hand-sewn silk satin dress with a fichu collar.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1842 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin, lined with cotton, calico and glazed cotton, brass, and reinforced with whalebone

Descriptive line

Hand-sewn silk satin dress with a fichu collar, England, ca. 1842

Categories

Clothing; Day wear; Textiles; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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