Dress made of warp-knitted fabric, probably cotton. With a pattern of alternating stripes of close 'plain' knitting and open work. The sleeves and a band inserted around the neck are also in knitted cotton with a smaller pattern of alternating plain and open work.

Low square neck and short sleeves, and with a frilled yellow silk ribbon epaulette and a yellow ribbon draw string through the binding at the sleeve border. Yellow ribbon bands are mounted over the white silk band trim neck opening, the top of the bodice and the sides of the front. The waist is high and the skirt is attached to the high waist except at the centre back where it is slightly gathered. The skirt is cut with a centre front, centre back and two wedge-shaped side panels. The hem is bordered with a gathered yellow silk band. The dress fastens at the centre back with a yellow silk ribbon through the neck, and a cord and a tape through the waist attached from the side seam. Lined with a dark gold silk, and the bodice and seams with a lighter yellow silk.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1807/1816
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 52.5 in, Length: 133.3 cm, Length: 9 in shoulder to waist, Length: 22.9 cm shoulder to waist, Circumference: 29.5 in waist, Circumference: 74.9 cm waist, Width: 15 in across shoulders, Width: 38.1 cm across shoulders
  • Provenance: Given by Mr Rufus, Esq.
  • Medium: Knitted fabric, probably cotton, silk ribbon, lined with silk

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