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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Black taffeta bodice

American
About 1860


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.437

Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wide neck trimmed with narrow black Chantilly lace; short gathered and puffed sleeves trimmed with black net; very narrow waist with sharp, deep points at back, front and each side; hooked and laced down center back; sleeves and bottom edged with narrow black velvet ribbon.

Provenance

1952, gift of Miss Penelope Noyes to the MFA. (Accession date: April 10, 1952); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Penelope Noyes