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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1838 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk satin, lined with cotton and glazed cotton, bodice pleats decorated with chain stitch, sleeves trimmed with silk braid, hem edged with woollen braid

  • Museum number:

    T.51-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plum satin dress with long sleeves gathered just above the elbow and trimmed with silk braid. The bodice has a pleated crossover front decorated with four bands of orange chain stitch. The skirt is quite full and is pleated at the waist. The bodice is lined with cotton and the skirt with glazed cotton. It is fastened at the front.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1838 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk satin, lined with cotton and glazed cotton, bodice pleats decorated with chain stitch, sleeves trimmed with silk braid, hem edged with woollen braid

Descriptive line

Day dress, woman's, plum silk satin with pleated crossover front and front fastening, British, about 1838-1840

Categories

Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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