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Front panel from a skirt

Probably French
1875–1900


Object Place: France

Dimensions

110 cm (43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.426

Medium or Technique

Satin

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Probably French, front panel from a skirt. Cream colored satin, decorated with an all-over pattern of applied butterflies made of velvet over padding, ornamented with metallic and glass beads, tinsel, sequins, and artificial gems. Hemline shows rounded points trimmed with metallic and glass beads and sequins; faced with mousseline de soie. Five butterfly motifs cut out; two replaced. Right edge ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb