Wedding braces

These braces were worn by the groom at his wedding in 1847.   It is unknown if the braces were specially made for the event or whether they were purchased as suitable wedding attire.  Braces of this flamboyant style were one of the most decorative accessories of men's dress during the 1830s and 1840s and patterns were available in magazines of that time.
Object no :
SRCL014a, SRCL014b
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wool, canvas, silk, leather
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1988.510
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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