Dress in three part (bodice)

about 1865

Object Place: United States


67.5 x 64 cm (26 9/16 x 25 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, silk satin, bobbin appliqué lace, silk covered buttons, linen lining and metal hook and eye closure

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Café au lait taffeta; fitted bodice (a) with high, round neck and long sleeves; buttoned down front with light gray-blue silk buttons; sleeves and upper bodice trimmed with broad bands of latticework made of narrow folds of light gray satin (forming yoke line on upper bodice); ruffles of bobbin appliqué lace on sleeves and around yoke line; skirt (b) untrimmed with greatest fullness at back forming a train; watch pocket left center front at belt line; large pocket in right front seam; peplum (c) on belt, of taffeta with pleats of satin; belt bound with satin; sleeves and skirt lined with glazed muslin; bodice lined with linen; peplum lined with buckram.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John S. Ames