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Dress in two parts (bodice, skirt)

about 1850

Object Place: United States


Center back (bodice): 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.) Center back (skirt): 117 cm (46 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Piña cloth and silk; ruching

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A dress in two parts, of white piña with narrow woven blue silk stripes, bodice with wide flaring neckline, short full sleeves with band of puffing, pointed center back, hooked down center front, skirt (b) full and trimmed with two deep self gathered flounces, flounces, sleeves, and bertha collar trimmed with ruching of white piña and blue silk in small-scale elongated lozenge and triangle design; came to Museum in pieces, put together at M. F. A.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb