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Wedding Dress

1926.734 (RS32464)

Description

Cream silk satin wedding dress; bateau neck trimmed with cream fringe; attached capelet extends over shoulders with twisted silk satin braid and same silk fringe; bodice has satin lattice amd twisted satin braid to waist; silk fringe at slightly pointed waist; piping at armseye; pleats at drop shoulder broken by teo rows of satin rope braid; elbow length; two rosettes at elbow with same silk fringe. Five silk satin rosettes at center back; hook and eye closure. Skirt is pleated at waist, hem lined with cream cotton. Bodice lined with white cotton.

Details

Label
Displayed in Cherished Possessions, 2003-2005: For her marriage to John A. Richardson on New Year's Day 1839, Susan Capen Everett of Boston, Massachusetts, was on the cutting edge of fashion. A dress very similar to hers, with a fringed neckline and sleeves had been illustrated in a fashion plate in the Petit Courrier des Dames only a month before. Susan must have brought the print straight to her dressmaker in order to have the dress ready in time for the wedding.
Maker
unknown
Date
1839-1840
Material
fringe
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Dress
dresses (garments)
Fringe
fringe
Hand Stitched
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1926.734
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. N. C. King
GUSN
31087
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