Woman's day dress

American
about 1859–61


Object Place: America

Dimensions

Overall: 132.5cm (52 3/16in.)

Accession Number

53.537

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), with warp and weft float patterning; fringed silk buttons

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Day dress of purple, black, deep cream and white silk plaid taffeta; fitted bodice, buttoned down front; high, round neckline, three-quarter length, bell-shaped sleeves; full skirt, slightly longer in back with fullness arranged in pleats at waist; three ornamental buttons on front of bodice made of purple-fringed black and white ribbon with black velvet center; two flounces of purple, black and white silk plaid taffeta ribbon on sleeves.

Provenance

Through Mrs. Helen R. Moore. Gift to the MFA, 1953

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Gertrude Bickford Hutchings by her cousins