Woman's dress

American, of Spitalfields brocade
About 1830

Object Place: USA


130.5 x 75 cm (51 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.) approximate flat measurement for flat or hanging storage

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, silk satin, silk taffeta, silk thread fringe, metal hook and eye closures

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A dress, made of 18th century Spitalfields brocade, wide flaring neckline, short very full puffed sleeves, bodice fitted to waist, skirt full with box pleats in front and at sides, gathered at back, hooked down center back, short cape collar with long points over sleves; fabric of dress cream colored taffeta (probably originally white), with vertical narrow stripes in satin weave and widely spaced powder if minute paired blossoms brocaded with green, blue, and red silk, sleeves made of rose pink silk; cape collar edged with fly fringe.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wendell Taber