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87/533 Wedding outfit, comprising gown and slippers, and collection of photographs (14) and newspaper articles (2), silk / satin / leather / paper, various makers, various places of production, c. 1834 - 1916, worn by Miss Ann Turner for her wedding, 11 August 1834. Click to enlarge.

Wedding outfit worn in Sydney by Ann Haslingden (nee Turner) in 1834

Made
This wedding dress of silk satin with its full skirt, pointed bodice, large puffed sleeves and boat neckline is an excellent example of the romantic styles of the 1830s. During the 1820s the simple shape of women's clothes began to change. The high waistline descended to its natural position, hemlines became wider and the fashionable small-waisted look was emphasised by exaggerated sleeves which reached their largest size in the 1830s. A corset, layers of stiff petticoats, undersleeves, and a …

Summary

Object No.

87/533

Object Statement

Wedding outfit, comprising gown and slippers, and collection of photographs (14) and newspaper articles (2), silk / satin / leather / paper, various makers, various places of production, c. 1834 - 1916, worn by Miss Ann Turner for her wedding, 11 August 1834

Physical Description

Wedding ensemble comprising dress and slippers:

Ivory silk satin wedding gown with a full skirt, pointed bodice, large puffed elbow length sleeves which are fitted from elbow to wrist, a large train lined with net and a boat-shaped neckline. Dress is decorated with four lozenge-shaped fabric pieces, based on traditional military uniform with five bows attached, puffed sleeves have large fabric epaulettes with a scalloped edges, dress fastens at the back with laces and is fully lined with fine cotton.

Wedding slippers made of leather and dark brown satin with a square cut toe and throat and flat suede sole. The throat is edged with a black fabric as is quarter/vamp seam, vamp line of coarse cotton, quarter lining of white kid and inner sole lined with cotton. Makers labels are adhered to inner sole.

Production

Notes

This dress was probably made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and the shoes were made in Liverpool, England.

History

Notes

Ann Turner wore this dress at her wedding to Edward Haslingden on 11 August 1834.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs J Campbell, 1987

Acquisition Date

11 May 1987

Cite this Object

Harvard

Wedding outfit worn in Sydney by Ann Haslingden (nee Turner) in 1834 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 July 2021, <https://ma.as/76400>

Wikipedia

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