Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Woman's evening dress

American
about 1950
Beth Paige


Object Place: Boston, USA

Dimensions

151 x 78 cm (59 7/16 x 30 11/16 in.) overall measurement taken flat for hanging storage

Accession Number

1970.342

Medium or Technique

Silk faille and nylon net with metal zipper

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening dress of yellow silk covered with three layers of yellow nylon net. Strappless bodice. Long circle skirt with net following the cut of the silk near the waistline and then gathered below the hip level. Just above gathers, but not extending to waistline, a zone of brown silk instead of yellow underlies the net.

Provenance

1970, gift of Mrs. Hamilton Osgood to the MFA (Accession date: April 8, 1970); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hamilton Osgood