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1780s (made)
Place of origin

A woman's gown of lemon-yellow silk

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk, linen, silk thread, linen thread; hand-woven, hand-sewn
Brief description
A woman's gown, 1780s, English; lemon-yellow silk
Physical description
A woman's gown of lemon-yellow silk
  • Shoulder to hem at centre back length: 141.0cm (approx)
  • Bust under armholes circumference: 97.5cm (approx)
  • Silk, selvedge to selvedge width: 67.0cm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Bequeathed by Harry Matthews
Accession number

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Record createdJune 25, 2015
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