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1860-1862 purple checked grey alpaca dress (1951.204)

Object Name: dress

Place of Creation: UK
Date: 1860-1862

Accession Number: 1951.204
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • alpaca
  • linen
  • silk
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Technique
 
Description

Fawn-grey alpaca mixed with silk, chequered in purple and grey and trimmed with purple silk ribbon and covered buttons.

Boned bodice with high, round neck, trimmed centre front with six large, purple silk-covered buttons with hook fastening at waist; long "pagoda" sleeves widening from shoulder to cuff, outer edge bound with purple silk ribbon and decroative purple silk-covered buttons; bodice lining of white linen, fastening with hooks and eyes; Full skirt cut in seven widths, joined to bodice in deep box pleats all the way around and with pocket in seam on right and hem decorated with two bands purple ribbon, six purple silk-covered buttons between. Hand-sewn.

Dimensions

Type: Length CB
Height: 150 cm
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Type: Length CF
Height: 144.8
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Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 41.9
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 67
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