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Object Name: bodice

Date: 1740-1770

Accession Number: 1953.211
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

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

Yellow damask, sleeves and shoulders lined white linen.

In six sections; narrow shoulder sections; front neck edge faced, rest of neck bound silk ribbon; two front sections tapering to blunt point at waist with inner pocket; two narrow back sections tapering to waist, ending in slightly broadening tab with eyelet hole and inner pocket each side; centre back opening boned, thirteen pairs of concealed holes for lacing; narrow yellow braid round bottom edge of side sections; sleeves with darts at shoulder, in one section with narrow triangular section inserted at inner arm; sewn-on falling cuff with pinked edge.

Dimensions

Type: length
Height: 27.9 cms
Width:
Depth:

Type: width
Height:
Width: 44.5
Depth: