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Wedding Dress

1821 (worn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

White silk wedding dress trimmed with double bands of satin rouleaux and partial flouncing of satin round hem, short puffed sleeves trimmed with satin buttons overlaid with fuller silk gauze oversleeves and bodice accented with slashes bordered with piping and backed with silk. Has insertions and trimmings of pale lilac ribbon and cream-coloured silk gauze. The bodice is cut low at the neck and the waist is high. The skirt is long with a double row of narrow flounces round the bottom.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
silk, satin and gauze
Brief Description
White silk wedding dress trimmed with satin and silk net oversleeves; England, worn in 1821.
Physical Description
White silk wedding dress trimmed with double bands of satin rouleaux and partial flouncing of satin round hem, short puffed sleeves trimmed with satin buttons overlaid with fuller silk gauze oversleeves and bodice accented with slashes bordered with piping and backed with silk. Has insertions and trimmings of pale lilac ribbon and cream-coloured silk gauze. The bodice is cut low at the neck and the waist is high. The skirt is long with a double row of narrow flounces round the bottom.
Dimensions
  • Length: 147in
  • Waist circumference: 24in
  • Between shoulders width: 13in
  • Weight: 0.54kg
Credit line
Given by the Misses F. and M. Mold
Object history
An original note accompanying this dress and pasted into the acquisiton register notes that this dress was worn by Sophia Donaldson for October 1821. The word October is slightly illegible and open to interpretation. There is a record of a Sophia Donaldson having married William Artindale in 1821, on December 17th at Kingston-upon-Hull. Registered File number 1929/7984.
Collection
Accession Number
T.127-1929

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record createdSeptember 11, 2008
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