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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    T.116-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

(and other information, from the original registered description): Girl's dress of cotton, with yoke and sleeves embroidered in white cotton. It has a high waist, squarish neck opening with narrow scalloped collar in front, short sleeves, and plain skirt except for double pleat round bottom edge*. It is tied with tapes at the back. The decoration, which is on the front and back of the yoke, on the collar, shoulders and sleeve ends, consists of leafy stem borders and small detached blossoms.
English, early 19th century
Length 3 ft. 3½ in., Width with sleeves 20 in.
Given by Miss Emily Ford, Adel Willows, nr Leeds (RF 1925/ 4519)
Slightly stained and worn

* In fact a single horizontal tuck above the hem

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Descriptive line

Girl's dress: white cotton, with a high-waisted bodice and short sleeves; England, early 19th century

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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