Tea Gown

1895-1900 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tea gown of purple silk velvet with puffed elbow length sleeves and a full and long trained skirt falling from below the bust. The elbow bands, V-neckline and the centre front of the skirt is trimmed with embroidered bands of lilac and green silk with an Art Nouveau design. High waisted. The skirt is gathered evenly to the waist band and is slightly trained. Lilac silk fills the neck and edges the sleeves. The dress fastens from the neck down the centre front to hip level with black metal hooks and eyes. Lined with purple silk and the underskirt trimmed with a pleated frill.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk velvet, embroidered with silk, metal, lined with silk
Brief Description
Tea gown of silk velvet, embroidered with coloured silks, England, 1895-1900
Physical Description
Tea gown of purple silk velvet with puffed elbow length sleeves and a full and long trained skirt falling from below the bust. The elbow bands, V-neckline and the centre front of the skirt is trimmed with embroidered bands of lilac and green silk with an Art Nouveau design. High waisted. The skirt is gathered evenly to the waist band and is slightly trained. Lilac silk fills the neck and edges the sleeves. The dress fastens from the neck down the centre front to hip level with black metal hooks and eyes. Lined with purple silk and the underskirt trimmed with a pleated frill.
Dimensions
  • Waist circumference: 26in
  • Shoulder to waist length: 10in
  • Waist to hem length: 46in
Style
Credit line
Given by H. R. Tomalin
Object history
Worn by the donor's mother
Collection
Accession Number
T.202-1962

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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