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Woman's blouse

English
1890s
Designed by Liberty & Co. (English English)


Dimensions

Height x width (bust): 26 in. (66 cm) Height x width (waist): 23 in. (58.4 cm)

Accession Number

2006.1180

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ivory pleated blouse with a V-shaped smocked bib at the bustline front, back, and shoulder caps. High necked self ruffled released pleat collar with interior braid, peplum waistband, set in Elizabethan shaped sleeves with graduated puffs stitched down by narrow rows of smocking stitches; with silk gauze cuff ruffle and self covered flat buttons with figure eight loop closures down the center front. Labeled: "Liberty & Co./Artistic and Historic Costume Studio/222 Regent St. W." Labeled: "Davis & Co. 143"

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Doyle New York June 21, 2006.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund