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Nightdress

ca. 1935 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Full length sleeveless pale pink crêpe-de-Chine nightdress, bias cut, and with layered shadow appliques of the same fabric over darker pink crêpe-de-Chine at the neckline, arranged to portray two loving doves with their wings extending over the cut away shoulder straps.

Front seam and back seam, with bias triangular additions at the hemline, but with no side seams. No seam at the waist. The neck is low at the front and plunges to a deep V at the back. Fastens at the back with two long sashes into which the bodice front is gathered. Edges are finely bound in satin, and the garment is hand stitched.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered silk crêpe-de-Chine with appliqué work
Brief Description
Full length sleeveless embroidered crêpe-de-Chine nightdress, probably made in France, ca. 1935
Physical Description
Full length sleeveless pale pink crêpe-de-Chine nightdress, bias cut, and with layered shadow appliques of the same fabric over darker pink crêpe-de-Chine at the neckline, arranged to portray two loving doves with their wings extending over the cut away shoulder straps.



Front seam and back seam, with bias triangular additions at the hemline, but with no side seams. No seam at the waist. The neck is low at the front and plunges to a deep V at the back. Fastens at the back with two long sashes into which the bodice front is gathered. Edges are finely bound in satin, and the garment is hand stitched.
Dimensions
  • Waist circumference: 78cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Bust circumference: 70cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Across back width: 31cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape waist length: 38cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape hem length: 148cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Approx. Size 12, full length
Credit line
Given by Miss J. Bell
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.309-1984

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record createdNovember 20, 2007
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