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  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin and silk with glass beads, cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of Major and Mrs. W. Mackay Mackenzie

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress consisting of a bodice and skirt of slate-coloured satin, trimmed with silk cord of the same tint and edged with faceted glass beads. The bodice is cut high at the neck with a stiff upright collar, it is long and tight-fitting like a jacket and has buttons down the front, and slightly spreading 'tails' at the back. The sleeves are tight with pleated decoration at the shoulders and small applied cuffs. The skirt hangs straight in front, and has a short train at the back; it is frilled around the bottom edge, and is lined with cotton.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
England (possibly, made)


ca. 1881 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin and silk with glass beads, cotton

Descriptive line

Dress comprising a blue silk jacket bodice and bustle style skirt, possibly made in France, ca. 1881


Silk; Satin; Glass; Cotton


Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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