Wedding dress

Ivory corded silk decorated with pearls. Bodice gathered and elaborately pleated front and back; narrow standing collar covered with pearl embroidered net; short, pleated sleeves trimmed with a row of pearls and bobbin lace. Skirt full and elaborately pleated; panel of pearl--embroidered net down front center; short train; elaborate petticoat of ivory taffeta and organdy, trimmed with white net, ruchings and machine bobbin-type lace. Condition fair; net broken and rotting in many places. Silk well preserved.

Provenance

Belonged to Ellen Nichols Wood (Mrs. Harry S. Hall)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry S. Hall, Jr.

Wedding dress

  • American, 1889
USA
Dimensions
Overall (Center front length): 140 cm (55 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (faille), net and machine lace, embroidered with pearl beads
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
56.846
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