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Silk brocade wedding ensemble

Made c 1880
Wedding ensemble consisting of bodice, skirt, train and cape.

Bodice is made of silk satin, is tightly fitting and includes fullness for bustle at centre back. It is secured with twenty cream satin covered buttons are centre front. Princess seaming highlights the pointed centre front of the fully boned bodice. A high stand collar features a lace jabot trim. Long bracelet length curved shaped sleeves with cuffs trimmed with lace flounces. A label with the words "Farmer & Co. Sydney" is attached to the inside waistband.

A skirt, made of silk satin features rows of ruching and knife pleats at the base of skirt, which sits over box pleats hem. The skirt has a plain cotton twill waistband, which is secured with two hooks and eye fastenings at the centre back. Skirt is lined with cotton and there is a pocket on the right hand side.

A train, made of silk satin, attaches around the waist of the skirt, under bodice.

A cape, made of silk satin, semi-circular in shape.
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