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Woman's dress

American
1860s
Worn by Jessie Benton Fremont (American American)


Dimensions

Overall (evening bodice bust): 76.2 cm (30 in.) Overall (evening bodice waist): 61 cm (24 in.) Overall (day bodice bust): 76.2 cm (30 in.) Overall (day bodice waist): 61 cm (24 in.) Overall (skirt waist): 61 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number

2005.618.1-3

Medium or Technique

Faille moire silk, tulle, chantilly lace, and carnival glass buttons

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Royal purple moiré faille, boned evening bodice with tulle, lace, and periwinkle trim. Royal purple moiré faille day bodice trimmed with black silk bobbin lace and carnival glass buttons. Royal purple moiré faille, skirt trimmed with black chantilly lace and purple bows.

Provenance

Purchased from Charles A. Whitaker Auctions on December 14, 2005.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston