Framed Cloth Fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-49455

Description

Floral red silk damask remnant from the wedding dress of Mary Page. Framed in an oval wood splint frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

textiles
textiles
silk (textile)
damask
marriage
wedding dresses
Unidentified Textile
Cloth Fragment

Inscription

"A piece of Mary Page's wedding dress, when/she married Nathan Reed of Lexington in 1772./ She lived in Bedford Mass./ His vest and her dress were of this Red Damask,/ while his suit and her slippers were made of/ white Broadcloth." (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Artifact Remnant

Dimensions

7 1/4 x 10 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte Brayton

Accession Number

1977.134