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Dress

American
About 1890


Object Place: America

Dimensions

131 cm (51 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.540

Medium or Technique

Silk and velvet; faille, embroidered, chiffon

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

One piece dress simulating separate skirt and bodice; most of dress made of maroon silk faille with long, modified leg-of-mutton sleeves and facing of standing collar and center front bodice panel and left front skirt panel of maroon velvet; boned bodice, tightly fitted and gooked down the front, coming to deep point at center front; center back of bodice incorporated into short train of skirt, bottom of skirt edged with pleated self-flounce; maroon corded trimming on front edges of bodice, at center back just below waist, around front of skirt, at top of pleated flounce and along left front edge of skirt panel; pink embroidered chiffon ruffles at neck and on sleeves; skirt lined with black glazed cotton, bodice lined with striped sateen.

Provenance

Through Mrs. Helen R. Moore

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Gertrude Bickford Hutchings by her cousins