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1878-1880 grey wool dress 1947.4118

Object Name: afternoon dress

Date: 1878-1880

Accession Number: 1947.4118
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • silk
  • cotton
  • lace
  • satin
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidering
Description

Pale greenish-blue wool princess-line dress, trimmed with pale blue satin and hand embroidered in coloured silks with a trailing design of lilies and foliage.

Lined with white twilled cotton, the dress features a curved standing collar of pale blue satin with a narrow double pleated net frill inside. It fastens centre front to the lower hip with one hook and loop at the collar and 14 pale blue buttons with satin rims and corded silk centres. The three-quarter length sleeves are trimmed with a band of flower-embroidered satin and a double frill of pleated wool with a lace frill showing beneath. The skirt is cut in several layers and features a curved train, which is stiffened with muslin in various places.

Dimensions

Type: Length (max)
Height: 203.2 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 139.7
Depth:

Type: Circumference (hem)
Height:
Width: 375.9
Depth: