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silk, cotton, metal
171.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Adelaide, South Australia
label, inside bodice, woven in white on black: JAMES MARSHALL & CO / RUNDLE ST / ADELAIDE
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Black taffeta afternoon dress comprising boned bodice with a high collar trimmed with white lace fastening down centre front with metal hooks and loops. The shoulders are decorated with appliqué work of machine-embroidered flowers whilst the centre front is decorated with bows. The long double sleeves each feature fine pin-tucks and 12 covered silk buttons on the outer edges. The straight skirt has a slight train and a sash tie around waist with a central round ornament covered with silk.