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Dressing Gown

1930s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Full length sleeveless negligée in pink silk satin. The dressing gown has an ecru lace yoke and bodice back. With nonfunctional satin buttons at the nape of the neck. Lace top continues down the right hand edge which has a wrap-over front opening which fastens at the waist with satin ties. The top is slit at the back and above, caught at the centre back neck top with the buttons. Below the back slit, the lace is further decorated with a satin appliqué of roses.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk satin and lace, with satin appliqué
Brief Description
Full length sleeveless negligée in silk satin and lace, France, 1930s
Physical Description
Full length sleeveless negligée in pink silk satin. The dressing gown has an ecru lace yoke and bodice back. With nonfunctional satin buttons at the nape of the neck. Lace top continues down the right hand edge which has a wrap-over front opening which fastens at the waist with satin ties. The top is slit at the back and above, caught at the centre back neck top with the buttons. Below the back slit, the lace is further decorated with a satin appliqué of roses.
Dimensions
  • Waist circumference: 74cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Bust circumference: 86cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Underbust circumference: 80cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Across back width: 37cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape waist length: 37cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape hem length: 132cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Lower hip circumference: 96cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Sleeve shoulder to cuff length: 15cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Sleeve underarm to cuff length: 5.5cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Sleeve cuff circumference: 36.5cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Approx. Size 12 full length
Credit line
Given by Miss J. Bell
Collection
Accession Number
T.308-1984

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record createdFebruary 8, 2008
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