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White cambric dress

Early 19th century

Object Place: USA


119.5 cm (47 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White cambric dress embroidered with white cotton thread in knot stitch; powder design of minute modified crescent; narrow waistband, narrow sleevebands and center front of bodice in zig-zag design; four narrow, horizontal strips near bottom skirt; bottom edge of skirt scalloped with border design of solid knot stitch; very short waisted; short sleeves with fullness gathered at shoulder line by narrow bnad of cambric; trimmed with three embroidered net buttons (one left missing); long undersleeves with fullness gathered in at wrist and hanging scalloped ruffle at bottom edge; fullness of skirt gathered to back

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. L. Earle Rowe