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Wedding Dress

1929.905 (RS30365)

Description

White gauze dress embroidered with white floral sprays (of two flowers) allover; with center front panel and hem embroidered with foliate garland enclosed by bands with dots in between; short, pointed sleeves gathered at shoulder; linen waistband gathered at neck with silk band in casing; no closure at back (probably had silk ribbon drawstring - like silk in front casing); very long train; sheer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1808-1812
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
gauze
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
dresses (garments)
embroidering
Empire (style)
floral patterns
gauze
Gown, Wedding
meanders (patterns)
stitching
wedding dresses
weddings
Accession Number
1929.905
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs.George J. Putnam
GUSN
41510
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