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    Sale 5318

    Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    A DAY DRESS OF PRINTED COTTON, 1830s

    Price Realised  

    A DAY DRESS OF PRINTED COTTON, 1830s
    fine lawn woven with a narrow stripe, and printed with a vivid scarlet red ground and black and white shamrock vine, the slightly full sleeves with pleated oversleeve detail


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    This dress illustrates the evolution of sleeve size; as they gradually gained in volume from the 1820s to their maximum in the 1830s, new treatments evolved to create fullness, as in the decorative oversleeves seen here which serve to make the lower sleeves appear fuller.

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