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1790 brown silk printed dress (1947.1613)

Object Name: dress

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1790-1800

Accession Number: 1947.1613
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
Support
 
Technique
  • chine
Description

Open robe of brown silk satin, woven with a warp-printed (chiné) motif in green, cream and red; waistline well above natural level; linen-lined bodice is unstructured, being formed from 2 pleated crossover sections, secured to the underbodice below the arms; back bodice fitted to the figure; elbow-length sleeves in one section with sewn-on cuff. Skirt in three widths.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 185 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 57.5
Depth:

Type: Circumference (hem)
Height:
Width: 140
Depth: