MET Museum Patriotic American Silk and Wool Wedding Gown with Cockades 1867-1869
Patriotic American, Silk and Wool Wedding Gown with Cockades 1867-1869
Deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Two piece: bodice and skirt in ivory silk and wool.
The bodice is boned. It is trimmed with satin ribbon, lace and adorned with cockades and fringed tassel. It has a square neckline, ruched pagoda sleeves and a back peplum. The skirt is trained with wide waistband having back gathers and oversized bow at the center back. Inside ties are present to raise the train.
Bust: 36 inches (91 cm)
Waist 24 inches (61 cm)
Skirt length 43 inches (109 cm) to 69 inches (175 cm)
Over all condition is excellent and fabric is in excellent condition (please see photographs). Very minor underarm stains, lace trim missing from back bow and hemline has some minor soiling and one approximately two inch split at the seam of the center front bodice.
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