Wedding Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1760-1870

GUSN

GUSN-12596

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

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
dresses (garments)
brocade (textile)
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
meanders (patterns)
floral patterns
weddings
Women's clothing
Silk
Brocade
Taffeta
Hand Stitched
Spray
Geometric Meander
Wedding
Gown, Wedding

Inscription

Handwritten note pinned to bodice (see file) ""Wedding gown sent/ to Mrs. Paine by/the Mfs Schuylers in 1900.""

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher

Accession Number

1990.394A-C