Dress

American
About 1890


Object Place: America

Dimensions

68 x 63 cm (26 3/4 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.539a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin figured weave with jet-beaded trimming, silk satin lining, boning, and metal hook and eye closures

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress in two parts; black figured satin with all-over design of highly conventionalized scrolling leaves with pendent blossoms; fitted bodice (a) with folds of self material in front; hooked down center front; high, standing collar; long modified leg of mutton sleeves; jet-beaded trimming bands on collar, lower edge of sleeves, bands down center front and around bottom edge of bodice; (b) skirt with slight flar in front with most of fullness gathered to center back; matching self material bow below the collar.

Provenance

Through Mrs. Helen R. Moore

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Gertrude Bickford Hutchings by her cousins