Spitalfields brocade dress

American
mid-19th century, about 1840


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

128 x 71 cm (50 3/8 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.192

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade and silk satin with glazed cotton lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

American, mid 19th about 1840. Fabric 18th century Spitalfields brocade, blue ground, horizontal interlacing ribbon and floral serpentines, brocaded with white and brilliant polychrome silks, tightly fitted bodice coming to V in center front, hooked down center back, wide flaring neckline, elbow length sleeves with sleeve ruffles shaped like those of the 18th century, full skirt with fullness gathered evenly all around. Cf.: 52.558.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates