Dinner dress

A brown silk faille dress with wide cut flaring neckline, short sleeves with two puffs and added embroidered cuff at end, boned fitted bodice ending in deep point center front, full skirt with fullness in pleats, large brown embroidered rose pattern over seams in front of skirt, two deep gathered flounces on skirt embroidered with same pattern, laced down center back of bodice; entire skirt lined with coarse sized cotton

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

Dinner dress

  • American, about 1840
Massachusetts, United States
Dimensions
146 x 66 cm (57 1/2 x 26 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (faille) with silk embroidery, glazed cotton plain weave lining, and cotton plain weave gauze sleeve lining, cotton plain weave tape, baleen, metal hooks
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
52.1155
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