Fragment of a wedding dress belonging to Mary Beck (1725–1791), married in Boston in 1742
second quarter of the 18th century
Overall: 103 x 42 cm (40 9/16 x 16 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk polychrome brocade
Not On View
The ground is of white silk. The design of long sprays of various flowers and leaves connected and suggesting undulating stripes, is woven with very strong green, blue, yellow, pink and violet. This piece was part of the wedding dress of Mary Beck (born 1725 - 1791, married Nathaniel Carter of Boston, in 1742. The dress is owned by Mrs. William Smith Carter.