Wedding dress

about 1840

Object Place: United States


37 x 61.5 cm (14 9/16 x 24 3/16 in.) flat for storage

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin, cotton lining, whalebone, metal hook & eye closures

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wedding dress in two parts, of white satin; bodice (a) fitted, slightly pointed at front of waistline, hooked down center back, bodice front trimmed with self folds curving together to form point in center front, short sleeves with upper part smocked and lower part trimmed with elaborate self folds; (b) skirt fullness smocked into waistband, band of self twisting pleating from waistband at right front of dress to hemline around hemline entire width of skirt to left front seam where it twists and returns to waistband.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Mixter, Mrs. Samuel J. Mixter, and Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.