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dress 1955.94

Object Name: dress

Date: 1760-1770

Accession Number: 1955.94
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • linen
Support
 
Technique
  • brocaded
Description

Cream silk figured with cornflowers and brocaded with other flowers, mainly in shades of pink, green, blue and mauve.

Bodice is lined with white linen. Sleeves and skirt lined with white silk. Elbow length sleeves. Traces of original cream silk ribbon facing at top of CF skirt. Silk probably dates 1744-5, earlier than the dress.

Dimensions

Type: Length CF
Height: 147.3 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length CB
Height: 152.4
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 40.6
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 76.2
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 350.5
Depth: