Dress in three part (skirt)

American
about 1860–65


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

183.5 x 99 cm (72 1/4 x 39 in.)

Accession Number

50.3988b

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta lined with glazed muslin, and metal hook and eye closure

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Café au lait taffeta; fitted bodice (a) with high, round neck and long sleeves; buttoned down front with light gray-blue silk buttons; sleeves and upper bodice trimmed with broad bands of latticework made of narrow folds of light gray satin (forming yoke line on upper bodice); ruffles of bobbin appliqué lace on sleeves and around yoke line; skirt (b) untrimmed with greatest fullness at back forming a train; watch pocket left center front at belt line; large pocket in right front seam; peplum (c) on belt, of taffeta with pleats of satin; belt bound with satin; sleeves and skirt lined with glazed muslin; bodice lined with linen; peplum lined with buckram.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John S. Ames