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Dress - Wedding dress

From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Description
Two-piece wedding dress comprising separate bodice and skirt made of figured coffee-coloured silk woven with large sprays of foliage and berries. The front of the bodice is decorated with a cream-coloured hand-made lace. The bodice is cut asymmetrically, with the front panel wrapping over to the left proper side seam. The fitted sleeves are cut with fullness in the head and narrowing at the elbow and wrist in a leg-of-mutton style. The bodice is backed with a dark brown glazed cotton and has 13 bones. The skirt is backed with a coffee-coloured cotton.
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Object Registration
T0019.1.1-2
Keywords
wedding dress, 1892, geelong
Historical information
Worn by Matilda Kinross Herd when she married George William Mitchell McDonald in Geelong in 1892.
When Made
1892
Last updated
21 Mar 2018 at 3:08PM