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Wedding Dress

Description

Blush/ beige silk brocaded wedding gown with floral sprays in plum and pink, with background of monochromatic floral trails. Bodice (a) has broad, square neckline; 3/4 length sleeves with double ruffle with cotton lining (stiffened); fitted waisted, curved in front, pointed and boned center back; neckline, waist, cuffs, palcket and cuffs trimmed with passementerie of cream silk serpentine cord with knots of fringe of plum and cream silk; lined with white linen; sleeves lined with glazed cotton; hook and eye closure at center front. Underskirt (b)-- matching skirt; V-shaped waist with box pleats at front and panel added at back for fullness; additional panel ruched and trimmed with 3 rows of same passementrie as above. Overskirt (c)-- matching skirt; trimmed along open front with same passementerie; slight train; open at front to reveal underskirt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1870
Inscriptions
Handwritten note pinned to bodice (see file) ""Wedding gown sent/ to Mrs. Paine by/the Mfs Schuylers in 1900.""
Material
brocade (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Brocade
brocade (textile)
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Geometric Meander
Gown, Wedding
Hand Stitched
meanders (patterns)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.394A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12596

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