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Two-piece dress (skirt)

French
1885–90
Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–1896)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

170 cm (66 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.849b

Medium or Technique

Polychrome Silk; velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark red velvet with dark magenta satin figured with polychrome silk and gold flowers, trimmed with bobbin lace. Bodice shaped and deeply pointed in front; flat, tapered round collar; full three-quarter length sleeves; scalloped bobbin lace around cuffs, collar and down front flanking laced brocade panel. Elaborately cut skirt of brocade, decorated with velvet puffs on hips, velvet panels down sides and separate long velvet and brocade train; wing-like motifs of gold, silver and black braid on panels and train. Stamped in gold on white tape in bodice: “E. Pingat / 30 Rue Louis-le-Grand. 30 / Paris.” Condition good. Belonged to Lydia Williams Lyman (Mrs. Robert Treat Paine)

Provenance

Belonged to Lydia Williams Lyman (Mrs. Robert Treat Paine)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry S. Hall, Jr.