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Dress of brown satin

Probably Italian
about 1840

Object Place: Italy


106 cm (41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin, lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress of brown satin figured with rose-red silk in design of interlacing ribbon and floral serpentines with small floral motives in interspaces; fitted bodice coming to point at center front hooked down center front, lon leg-of-mutton sleeves with fullness at top pleated and held in place by bands of self material, skirt fullness gathered evenly all around, neck, bands on sleeves, and narrow turned back cuffs trimmed with machine made lace; bodice lined with white cotton.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Taylor Arms