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Bodice - Beaded Moire, Black, circa 1895 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
|Dimensions:||490 mm (Height), 900 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Dimensions are of jacket with sleeves folded|
|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|
|User (Probable):||Mary (Minnie) Anderson, Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1895|
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