Dress

American
about 1825


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

141 x 63 cm (55 1/2 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.392

Medium or Technique

Silk figured satin, silk gauze, silk bobbin lace, silk cord trim, and linen lining

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pale pink figured satin dress (pale pink warp and darker pink weft); all-over floral sprig and deep border design around bottom of skirt and front of bodice, of small-scale floral sprays and wreaths; short waisted bodice with wide flaring neck trimmed with white silk fancy cord and pink silk galloon-edged points; sleeves, full at shoulders, supported by short full linen undersleeves, but narrowing to wrist, points and blonde lace for cuffs; all fullness of skirt at back; bottom of skirt trimmed with two broad bias folds of white silk fancy cord; a few small stains and holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Brainerd Mears