Artificial flowers

French
1880


Object Place: France

Dimensions

107 x 20 x 10 cm (42 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.) longest spray, approximately

Accession Number

58.393f

Medium or Technique

Wax, cotton, paper, pigment, wire, silk thread, resin

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two-piece dress, shoes, veil and orange blossoms. a,b: white and silver brocade, trimmed with white satin, organdy, chenille, Brussels lace, beads and artificial pearls. a) Bodice pointed in front, with lapels and 3/4 length sleeves; buttons down front. b) Skirt elaborately cut and pleated, with several angled panels of different materials in front and very full behind, extending into a short train. Lace yellowed; silver tarnished in places; hem of skirt soiled. c,d) White (ceram-colored) satin shoes, low heels. Satin splitting. e) Veil of plain white tulle. f) Sprays of artificial orange blossoms, made of cloth, wax, white glass beads. and wire, in several pieces. Breaking, discolored.

Provenance

Worn by Helen Bessie Brown (donor's mother) at her marriage on December 29, 1880, to Emile Kipper at Adams, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katrina Kipper