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Bodice - Beaded Moire, Black, circa 1895 Object Reg. No: SH 880202

Black moire beaded bodice with stand-up collar. The bodice was thought by the donor to have been worn around 1880, and would have had a matching skirt. The date, however, seems too early, as the leg-o-mutton style sleeve was popular in the mid-1890s.

The bodice was probably worn by Minnie Anderson. Mary 'Minnie' Lloyd Anderson was one of five children of renowned architect Lloyd Tayler (1830-1900) and Sarah Toller. She married James Caldwell Anderson; they had a son and three daughters. The family lived at 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew, designed by Lloyd Tayler. She died in 1951, aged 91.
Black moire beaded bodice. High collar with lace trimming inside and beaded trim outside. Front fastening with 10 buttons of black glass with metal shanks. Long leg-of-mutton sleeves with bow and beads at wrist. Black lace, machine-made, fill-in at front collar opening and lace overlays on sleeve tops, running down along back centre panel seams. Bodice veed at centre-front and centre-back. Darted bodice, lined with striped, patterned cotton and re-inforced with 12 whalebone stays - although 4 are missing or have been removed for comfort.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Elizabeth Brodribb, 1988
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 490 mm (Height), 900 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions are of jacket with sleeves folded

More information

Tagged with: women s clothing, sewing, whaling
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Anderson Family, 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
User (Probable): Mary (Minnie) Anderson, Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1895

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