Wedding dress

American
about 1799


Object Place: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front (dress): 134.6 cm (53 in.) Center back (dress): 177.8 cm (70 in.) Center back (petticoat): 104.5 cm (41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.1198a-b

Medium or Technique

Dress: silk satin, embroidered with silk and metallic thread, silk trim; Petticoat: cotton mull embroidered with silver

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wedding dress in two parts, worn by Eunice Hooper at her marriage to her cousin John Hooper, in Marblehead, Mass. Overdress of white satin (now cream colored), short waisted, surplice line in front, open down entire length of front, fullness in back in narrow pleats caught to high waist line, hanging free to form train, elbow length sleeves trimmed with folds of georgette crêpe caught with circlets of artificial pearls. Shoulder, center,and side back seams, edges of sleeves, and entire edge of overdress except for train finished with white silk fly fringe.

Petticoat of wedding dress, 48.1198a, worn by Eunice Hooper at her wedding to her cousin John Hooper, in Marblehead, Mass. Made of Indian embroidered mull, white with all over silver dots, skirt made extremely full, gathered into linen tape waistband, hooked down center back.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron, to MFA 1948

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron