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Wedding dress

1889


Dimensions

Overall (Center front length): 140 cm (55 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.846

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (faille), net and machine lace, embroidered with pearl beads

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.