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Wedding dress

American
1837


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

94.5 cm (37 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2175a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Figured silk wedding dress in two parts; white, slightly-ribbed ground wiht all-over design of slender, small-scale serpentine stems bearing chrysanthemums (probably woven in China for the western market); (a) bodice, fitted and hooked down back, with deep point at center front; wide, off shoulder neckline; front trimmed with folds of self material; short sleeves made of pleats of self material with double puff at edge of sleeve; ruffle of blonde lace at neck and sleeves; (b) full skirt with fullness arranged in small gathers except pleated front. (Size 34; small waist)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Wheeler