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Dress 1805 - 1810 (1947.1733)

Object Name: dress

Date: 1805-1810

Accession Number: 1947.1733
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • chintz
  • linen
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • glazed
Description

Puce chintz dress, dark ground, glazed and block-printed with flowers and leaves in red, green, yellow, white and pale puce. The cotton has been entirely block-printed without any rollering.

Bodice lined with linen. Loop at waist on back for sash. Short sleeves with narrow shoulder sections. Each top side of skirt is a bound strip extending as a sash to tie centre back. Slit in left, front seam.

Blue threads in selvedge (2 not 3), incorrectly placed according to 14.Seo III c.72) required for cotton of British manufacture.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 139.7 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 24.1
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 66
Depth:

Type: Circumference at hem
Height:
Width: 238.8
Depth: