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Woman's dress

about 1840

Object Place: USA


Center front: 120 cm (47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed (chiffon or crepe); linen plain weave lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Off-white sheer silk dress with printed three-part leaf motifs with hooked tails or stems in yellow, green, and black (double warps and wefts); lined and boned bodice with hook and eye back closure, slight point in center front waist, veritcal self-pleats coming to slight V at waist of bodice front, short puffed sleeves with self-piping, piping at high waist, fullness of skirt gathered evenly all around; black outlines beginning to rot out.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb