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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton with whitework and embroidery

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress, 1818-20, cotton lawn. Bodice joined to skirt with raised waistline and long sleeves. Skirt has central panel of whitework embroidery, worked in either India or Ayrshire. Motifs of whitework embroidery repeated at hem, sleeves formed of strips of lawn, joined by lengths of trimming formed by handmade flowers made of cotton tape. Trimming repeated at neck, embroidered muslin frill at hem and cuffs. Skirt gathered with drawstring, fastening centre back at waist. Double ruffle at shoulder, at top of sleeve.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton with whitework and embroidery


Length: 140.5 cm Shoulder to side seam, Circumference: 64 cm Waist, Length: 15.5 cm Bodice - centre front, Length: 116 cm Skirt - centre front, Length: 116 cm skirt - centre front, Length: 123 cm centre back

Descriptive line

Gown with high waist and long sleeves, embroidered whitework cotton with floral insertions, made in England, ca. 1820


Cotton (textile)


Embroidering; Whitework; Technique


Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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