Manchester Art Gallery

dress

Object description

Grass green velvet and cream corded silk ,warp-printed pattern of red, green and yellow bunches of roses, figured with leaf and flower design in cream silk. Two piece. Dress lined throughout with pale orange corded silk. Front loosely pleated, fold on shoulder. Front fastening. Low round neck with silk drawstring, trimmed with cream lace threaded with green corded silk drawstring. Bodice trimmed with velvet bands. Waistband trimmed with bow, held with buckle. Short sleeves pleated, two large puffs of velvet. Separate skirt fastening centre back with several gores. Elastic stays at sides and back.