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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Purple velvet bodice (right sleeve missing)

French
about 1875
Maker Mme. Husson


Object Place: France

Dimensions

58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.757

Medium or Technique

Velvet, taffeta

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Purple velvet bodice (right sleeve missing), buttoned down center front, high round neck, fitted with short skirt in peplum-like arrangement at back, trimmed with purple taffeta bows and ties, long bell shaped sleeve finished with self flounce, upper bodice lined with white taffeta, skirt lined with purple taffeta, stamped label on waist belt: Mme. Husson, 59, Boulvt. des Capucines, Paris.

Provenance

1950, gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop (Accession date: April 13, 1950); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop