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  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ribbed silk trimmed with machine lace and satin ribbon

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    T.204 to H-1915

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress of lilac-coloured ribbed silk consisting of a bodice and skirt, trimmed with satin ribbon of a paler tone and edgings of machine-made lace. The bodice is close-fitting, open in a V-shaped front with stomacher and lappets; it has long sleeves tapering to the wrists, with dentated epaulettes at the shoulders. There is a narrow ribbon waist-band with bows of moderate size both back and front. The skirt is plain, cut full with short train.

Place of Origin

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


ca. 1865 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Ribbed silk trimmed with machine lace and satin ribbon

Object history note

Note from paper register: 'worn by a member of the family who resided much in Paris'

Descriptive line

Dress: bodice, skirt, petticoat and handkerchief, lilac silk, English or French, ca.1860


Silk; Satin; Machine made lace


Fashion; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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