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Dress

English
mid-18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

132 cm (51 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1646

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidered satin

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chinese white silk satin embroidered with silk in vining floral motifs. Square neckline. Open-front bodice (for stomacher) with serpentine cording at edges. Stitched-down V-pattern back pleats to waistline; 2 vertical darts at front. Elbow length fitted sleeves with double asymmetrical ruffles trimmed with silk cordage. Skirt fullness knife pleated into V-front and back natural waistline. Linen bodice and sleeve linings. Condition: soiled.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection