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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1813 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

(and other information from the original registered description): Muslin embroidered with white cotton in chain stitch. It has a high waist, short sleeves and it fastens at the back. Vertical pattern, closely repeated, of slender wavy stems bearing pointed leaves and small flowers. Worn by the donor's aunt, Miss Elizabeth Ford, about 1813.
Height 2ft 9 in, Width with sleeves 25 in.
Given by Miss Emily Ford, Adel Willows, nr Leeds; RF 1925/ 4519
Condition; slightly stained, worn and repaired

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca.1813 (made)

Descriptive line

Girls white muslin dress embroidered in white tambourwork with a slit in the skirt to access a tie-on pocket; English, about 1813


Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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