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Soft colours and floral patterns are a distinctive feature of many 1830s day dresses. Here, pink, red and white flowers harmonise with the brown ground and green piping. The construction of the sleeves is also interesting as they are tightly gathered at the top and loose around the elbow. This accentuates the slope of the shoulder and the tightness of the wrist.

Details

  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1836/1840
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Provenance: Given by Miss G. E. Hill
  • Medium: Printed cotton edged with silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton

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