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Tea gown

American
1904
Possibly made by Belle, Bryce, Gemmel


Place of Creation: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 134 cm (52 3/4 in.) Center back: 157.5 cm (62 in.)

Accession Number

52.1168

Medium or Technique

Silk compound weave, silk plain weave, lace and silk ribbon trim, metal hooks and eyes

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tea gown of cream colored satin in woven floral pattern with blue, pink, red, and yellow and green sprigs; hooked center front closure, boned bodice, fullness in back arranged in deep pleat hanging free from shoulder line, three quarter length sleeves of fluted white chiffon with lace trim and white silk ribbon bows with red, purple, and blue floral sprigs; fluted white chiffon ruffles down center front and around neck; printed on petersham inside bodice: Belle Bryce Gemmel, Boston

Inscription

Printed on petersham inside bodice: Belle Bryce Gemmel, Boston

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb