Dress and petticoat (dress)

American
Colonial
second quarter of 18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

157 x 71 cm (61 13/16 x 27 15/16 in.) overall approximate measurement for hanging storage

Accession Number

50.494

Medium or Technique

Silk damask with linen lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Of Spitalfields silk. Dress of dove colored damask with large-scale design of flowering branches meeting or crossing to form serpentines; English back, square neck, elbow length sleeves, (ruffles removed), front of bodice later arranged to hook together, front edges of skirt pinked, skirt longer in back to form slight train; bodice line with unbleached linen.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop