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.
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.
- Object type
- Clothing -- Outerwear
Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. N. C. King
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