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A woman's gown of lustring striped in pale green, cream and two shades of purple.

The gown has a bodice which meets at the centre front trimmed around the square neck and at the pointed waist with a pinked gathered band of self material. The cuffs are shaped to the elbow and ruched. The skirt is tightly gathered and laid on top of the back bodice in a point. Inside there are two green silk looped cords to gather up the skirt which fasten to the silk covered button above the waist on each side bodice seam. The bodice and sleeves are lined with white linen. There are two bones down the centre back with a tape stitched at the centre back waist. The skirt is faced back with white silk.

The apron consists of a petticoat panel which has been converted by shortening and mounting it at the waist on a figured blue green ribbon to which is added a long green tasselled cord.

Details

  • Title: Gown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1775/1870
  • Location: England
  • Provenance: Given by Miss A. Maishman
  • Medium: Silk with boning and lined with linen

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