Woman's two-piece day dress

American
about 1855


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Bodice: 57 x 70cm (22 7/16 x 27 9/16in.); skirt: 113 x 100 cm (44 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.1001a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, with weft float patterning; silk fringe

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Probably made from a kit. Dress of figured silk, mauve and white stripes trimmed with mauve and yellow fringe and wide ribbon with a woven floral design in mauve, yellow and white. Long bodice with long, wide sleeves; skirt lined with linen, cotton gauze and net; metal hook and eye closure. Good condition.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kendall