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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

A bodice of black wool brocaded gauze

American
About 1880


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.577

Medium or Technique

Cotton; brocaded gauze

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

In all-over design of leafy serpentiens with small five petalled blossoms, high round neck with standing collar trimmed with narrow chiffon fluted ruching and row of artificial pearls, long sleeves with light purple satin ribbon bows, buttoned down center front, fitted tightly to waist, flaring below waist; originally boned throughout, all but one bone removed.

Provenance

1952, gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears to the MFA (Accession date: May 15, 1952); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears