Two-piece dress (bodice)
American (probably Boston or Cambridge)
Object Place: probably Boston or Cambridge, America
65 x 73 cm (25 9/16 x 28 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk moiré and taffeta with silk satin and cotton lining, linen bobbin lace, silk lace covered buttons, and metal hook and eye closure
Not On View
Greenish-beige moiré silk, trimmed with darker greenish-gray silk taffeta. Bodice (a) cut like a jacket, with high round collar, short peplum and tail; long sleeves. Bands of ruching down front; bows at waist and cuffs. Skirt (b) elaborately draped and swagged, trimmed with bands of ruching and flounces. Short train. A few brown stains; two small holes in skirt near closure at back.
Worn by wife of Governor Emory Washburn of Massachusettes.
Gift of Mrs. Richard W. Hall