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Printed challis dress and matching cape (dress)

French
about 1830


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

121.5 cm (47 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.429a

Medium or Technique

Printed challis

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Printed challis dress and matching cape; cream ground with vertical stripes of fuzzy conventionalized small-scale leaves (?), alternately green and purple, small sprays red-blue flowers between leafy stripes; tightly fitted short bodice with gathered band of material across bust, wide neckline, very full upper sleeves, skirt full all around with deep loose pleats in front and gathers at back; bodice lined with white cotton, bottom of skirt lined with white cotton, stuffed with cotton batting; short double cape with points of same material, bound with dark green taffeta and trimmed with bias bands of dark green taffeta; lined with tan glazed cotton (changeable); many moth holes and tears.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of Marion Glidden Dove Lee