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dress 1947.814

Object Name: wedding dress & wreath

Date: 1881

Accession Number: 1947.814
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • satin
  • damask
  • muslin
  • wax
  • cotton
  • embroidering

Cream corded silk and satin. Princess robe, fastening CB with twenty-one buttons, satin embroidered. CF panel of ruched satin. high neck. Long sleeves of ruched satin. Bodice lined with cotton damask. Skirt tying back below hips and extending into a train. Back of skirt lined, and hem edged with stiffened and pleated muslin. One inner pocket. Skirt trimmed with two pleated flounces and satin bands. Satin bow at CB and sash from front panel to hem. Edge of front and sleeves trimmed with lace and tulle at neck and sleeves.

Wreath of orange blossom with wax flowers and myrtle. Kept in Box 22.


Type: Waist
Width: 21 ins