Wedding dress fragment

Wedding dress fragment
Title
Wedding dress fragment
Date 
1763
Medium 
Silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 31.1 x 12.4 cm )
Description 
Green silk brocade textile fragment with white and pink flowers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Guy C. Bayley
Object Number 
INV.1299
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this piece of the brocade is a fragment of the wedding dress of Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816) in New York City in 1763. The donor was the great-granddaughter of Mary Noel Bleecker.
Provenance 
Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816); to their daughter Abigail Bleecker (1779-1861), who married Dr. John Neilson III (1775-1857); to their daughter Julia Neilson (1811-1878), who married Charles Addison Bulkeley (1808-1886); to their daughter Ellen Lorraine Bulkeley (1851-1921), who married Dr. Guy Carleton Bayley (1850-1921).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group