Woman's evening dress

French
about 1820


Object Place: France

Dimensions

L: 131 cm (51 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1649

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with gold

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk satin embroidered on skirt with plain and textured flat gilt-copper wire. Bodice front lowered horizontally pleated neckline trimmed with white net ruching. Short puff sleeves, fullness gathered into pleats, stiffened with horsehair. Skirt embroidered in vertical stripes of acorns and oak leaves with bows at base. Boning center and princess seams; hook-and-eye closure at back.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection