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Wedding Dress

Description

Ivory moire wedding dress with netted overlay from top to bottom. Broad neckline draped with lace with paisley and floral motif. Short sleeves trimmed with net rosette and net ruffle. V-shaped shirring of net at front. Net belt. Two bands of embroidered net at hem with deep ruffle. Sheer lining between net and moire. Underskirt has self rucked hem. Bodice is boned and padded. Hook and eye closure at back. Cartridge pleats at back waistband.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1846-1906
Inscriptions
Typed card pinned to dress: ""White wedding gown; underdress of white moire; has lace overskirt and lace 'bertha'. Made for Eliz. Russell, b. in the mid 1820s, in 1846, married Ozias Goodwin Chapman.""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
embroidering
moiré
net (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
Gown, Wedding
Hand Stitched
Moire
moiré
Net
net (textile)
Paisley
paisley
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1940.889
GUSN
40757
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