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

Made 1834
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.
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