Black and red bodice late 19th Century; Unknown; late 19th Century; 1982_818_2

Name/Title

Black and red bodice late 19th Century

About this object

Blouse late 19th Century. Silk damask weave pattern of a black background with small red flowers repeating all over. Front is loosely made over a tighter bodice lining, with gathers and tucks. Open down centre front and closed with hooks and eyes. Back is fitted with four panels tapering to waistband, which itself is about an inch wide. Sleeve is made of two pieces and is slightly gathered onto shoulder seam and at elbow to bend. Sleeve cuffs are trimmed with a net ribbon decorated with black beads and a grey (once black) metal flower motif. This decorative ribbon is also used around stand up collar and down either side of front opening. Fully lined with polished cotton.

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

late 19th Century

Medium and Materials

silk

Measurements

45.1cm length x 88.9cm width

Subject and Association Description

red and black silk damask bodice late 19th Century

Credit Line

Mrs O. Stewart

Object Type

bodice

Object number

1982_818_2

Rights

All rights reserved

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Tags
beads
black
bodice
damask
flowers
late 19th Century
metal motifs
net
red
silk

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