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Fragment of a wedding dress belonging to Mary Beck (1725–1791), married in Boston in 1742

The ground is of white silk. The design of long sprays of various flowers and leaves connected and suggesting undulating stripes, is woven with very strong green, blue, yellow, pink and violet. This piece was part of the wedding dress of Mary Beck (born 1725 - 1791, married Nathaniel Carter of...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Probably English, second quarter of the 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk polychrome brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts