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A cream-coloured satin wedding gown with a short-sleeved bodice and train at the hem. The gown is adorned with two rows of twenty-seven satin-covered buttons that line down the two front seams. The neckline has a fringe of silver, white and pearl beading. The cuffs, neckline and waistline have matching lace that is made of cream-coloured chiffon with a satin-stitched shell-shaped pattern. Along the inside seams of the bodice are bones and at the back hook and eye fastenings. The garment is lined with a heavy silk and the hem is edged with a row of finely pleated lace. There are two separate long sleeves that are made of satin with rows of horizontal tucks that go with the gown.
Production Date
Circa 1910
Primary Prod Period
Edwardian (VII)
Subject Category
Credit Line
This gown was worn by Alethea Western (nee Carrick) who married Arthur Ernest Western on 20 January 1910 at St. John's Church, Waitara.
Accession No
PA2004.169

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