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Muslin bodice

early 20th century

Object Place: USA


45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lace, hemstitching, embroidery

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A white muslin bodice embroidered all over in vertical lines of hemstitching with minute blossoms and buds at regular intervals, bands of narrow tucks alternate with embroidered lines; bodice high necked with standing boned collar, yoke set off by Valenciennes lace edged ruffle, long sleeves with two lace edged sleeve ruffles, hooked down center front, designed to be bloused in front, waistband and collar trimmed with narrow black velvet ribbons, four bows of same ribbons down center front.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick W. Hilles