Wedding Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1839-1840

GUSN

GUSN-31087

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

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
dresses (garments)
fringe
stitching
satin
silk (textile)
weddings
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Fringe
Hand Stitched
Wedding
Dress

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.

Related Items

Title WAISTCOAT Accession Number 1926.735AB
Title Ensemble Accession Number 1926.737A-C
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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. N. C. King

Accession Number

1926.734

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)