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Sleeveless bodice

second half of the 19th century

Object Place: France


Center back: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton velveteen, cotton plain weave lining, cotton twill lining, silk ribbon, metal

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Very dark brown velveteen, wide center front opening designed to be filled by stomacher or lacing, three tabs (like a peplum) at center back, center front edges trimmed on each side with four silver filigree ornaments each with round hook for lacing, dark (now brown) grosgrain ribbons sewn to each side of lower center front opening, peplum or back tabs trimmed with black bobbin lace, boning

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb