Modesty piece for wedding dress
1730-50 with several alterations into the 20th century
Silk brocade, needlepoint lace; silk chiffon
Later alteration to wedding dress using original yellow and cream silk brocade for the creation of a modesty piece; piece attaches with hooks and eyes into gown front replacing missing stomacher; cream silk chiffon covers decolletage.
Gift of Mrs. Arthur T. Sutcliffe
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