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Tea gown

American
about 1900


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center front: 146.1 cm (57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

59.452

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with printed warp (Chiné); silk velvet; silk lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream-colored ribbed and watered silk, showing a polychrome chiné pattern of birds and branches. Full, loose cut, resembling an eighteenth-century robe battante, but with large puffed sleeves and a high collar. Small plastron pleated white silk trimmed with a violet velvet band. Front edges of gown, neck, shoulders, and cuffs trimmed with machine made lace. Petersham labeled: Swann/Newburgh. Soiled, especially around hem.

Inscription

Petersham embroidered in yellow thread: "Swann/Newburgh."

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb