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Two-piece dress (skirt)

American (probably Boston)
1874


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

114.5 cm (45 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.903b

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Changeable lavender-beige silk faille, trimmed with café-au-lait and pink silk flounces and pipings. Bodice (a) has deep point in front, short tails behind; high V neck, buttons down front; trimmed at neck and cuffs with white gauze-like silk. Skirt (b) flat in front, gathered and draped behind, with train. Three flounces arranged spirally on skirt. A number of stains on flounces; hem worn and soiled. Gauze worn.

Provenance

Believed to have been part of trousseau of Kate Fuller of Boston

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield