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A wedding dress of white mull

American
About 1800


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

123.7 cm (48 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1664a

Medium or Technique

Cotton mull; embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Embroidered with heavy white cotton in large-scale relief design of grapes, square cut neck with drawstrings, very short sleeves, plain in front with fullness all gathered to back, longer in back to form train; many details of embroidered design, such as large leaves, some blossoms formed by drawn work in the mull or set in filet and bobbin lace; much yellowed; several breaks, most of them carefully darned near lower edge of train.

Provenance

Said to have been worn by Dolly Vaughan.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham