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White silk dress

mid-19th century, about 1840
Mrs. Henderson Inches

Object Place: USA


112 cm (44 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress of white slightly ribbed silk, tightly fitted bodice coming to deep point in center front, short sleeves, wide flaring neck trimmed in front with folds of self material, hooked down center back, full skirt gathered evenly all around, sleeve ruffles of blonde lace, skirt embroidered in cneter front panel and deep border all around with white silk in large-scale pattern of either roses enclosed in leaf framed lozenges or in horizontal sparays; several brownish stains; tag sewed to waistband, Mrs. Inches, in ink.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates