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Evening dress

about 1900

Object Place: United States


Other (center front): 135.6 cm (53 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta); point d'esprit lace, silk embroidery, tulle

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Evening dress of pale gray and lavender changeable taffeta, a square neckline, hooked down center back, shoulder straps of taffeta, short sleeves with ruffled edges, crossing folds forming under bodice in front of pink net and tulle, bell shaped skirt forming train in back, six inserts of point d’esprit lace tapering from waistline to about knee, bodice and bottom of skirt embroidered with pale polychrome silk floss, pink and green predominating in large scale floral design, large satin stitched flowers with French knots at centers and stems in stem stitch; altered in back

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb