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Dress 1805 - 1810 (1951.342)

Object Name: dress

Date: 1805-1810

Accession Number: 1951.342
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • muslin
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidered
Description

White (India) muslin.

bodice fastening CB with double drawstring round neck and button at waist, two tapes inside (one missing). Wide embroidered panel down centre between two lines of drawn-thread work, embroidery of cotton in chikan stitch and knots in scrolls and plume design. Elbow length sleeves with two insertions of embroidery in leaf pattern. Drawn-thread work edging round neck. Skirt with slight train, open at top. Embroidered panel from bodice extending down CF of skirt to hem. Embroidered sections worked on a different muslin, this was probably done for economy, the dress would have been cheaper.

Dimensions

Type: Length CF
Height: 149.9 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length CB
Height: 165.1
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 26.7
Width:
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 78.7
Depth: