Object Place, Paris, France
Overall (skirt): 160 cm (63 in.) Center back (evening bodice): 22.9 cm (9 in.) Center back (day bodice): 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Length x width (bows): 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (faille), supplementary warp stripe pattern; lace
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Purple silk faille skirt trimmed with cream-colored lace embroidered with black chenille yarn; skirt front made of white silk faille with supplementary warp patterning. Purple silk faille evening bodice trimmed with cream and black net lace attached to the skirt. Purple silk faille day bodice trimmed with black and cream net lace; center front made of white silk faille with supplementary warp pattern with buttons. Two detached purple silk faille bows.
Worn by Adeline Greenleaf, 1870 (donor's great grandmother); by inheritance to Lois Adams Goldstone; gift to MFA, December 18, 2002
Gift of Lois Adams Goldstone