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wedding dress 1951.281

Object Name: wedding dress & stomacher & petticoat & necklet

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1742-1743

Accession Number: 1951.281/5
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • linen
  • paste
  • silver
  • damask
  • lace
Support
 
Technique
  • Pleated
Description

Open robe in pink silk damask (probably Spitalfields) in large-scale floral pattern with revers, wide paniers and elbow-length sleeves. Bodice of robe, with holes for lacing across front, is lined with white linen. Bodice back features two sewn-down pleats, tapering to a blunt point at the waist. Skirt is in 7 widths, pleated onto bodice at back, cut for paniers.
Stomacher : Cream satin, sewn with silk and silver thread lace and pink corded silk ribbon. Blunt point at base. On each side short bands slightly concave with lower edging of lace. Lace across top.
Petticoat : White satin, lined with glazed woollen (callamanca). Quilted in pattern of formal, floral spray each slightly different, in deep border with waved stems, alternately with and without leaves, rising towards waist. Short opening at one side.
Necklet : Neckband of cream silk ribbon with two rows of lace. Three falling bands of shirred pink ribbon outlined with lace, centre one slightly shorter, lower section of ribbon missing from right outer one.
Also see Brooch 1951.281/5

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 139.7 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 44.5
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 55.9
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 355.6
Depth:

Type: Stomacher
Height: 33
Width: 27.9
Depth:

Type: Petticoat
Height: 96.5
Width:
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 203.2
Depth:

Type: Necklet
Height: 33
Width: 33
Depth: