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Two-piece dress (skirt)

American, probably Boston
1874


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

99 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number

60.904b

Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Café-au-lait silk taffeta, trimmed with bright greenish blue taffeta pipings and facings. Bodice (a) cut like open jacket, with flaring skirt all round; V neck; three quarter sleeves; self buttons, with blue stars, down front. Skirt (b) shows seven vertical panels, alternately flat and puffed, on flat front. Back of skirt is doubled, gathered and draped, trimmed with gathered bands; short train. Stains underarms and on front of skirt; hem soiled and worn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield