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Woman's dress

about 1892

Object Place: USA


Overall (bodice): 29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.) Length (skirt): 109.1 cm (42 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, satin

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress in two parts of golden yellow silk and satin, widely spaced vertical bands of satin crossing widely spaced horizontal bands of ribbed squares thus formed filled with minute checker board of golden yellow and white silk in alternate warp and weft floats, bodice (a) fitted coming to slight point center front and back, hooked down center front, skirt (b) rather straight in front, longer and forming short train in back, much fuller in back with fullness in pleats at center back, center front and center back sleeves, and ruffle at neck of (a) and center front panel of (b) made of white chiffon with narrow stripes of glossy white silk, (a) trimmed around neck with yellow green galloon, yellow green velvet bows at shoulders, bands on elbow lenght sleeves, and sash of same yellow green velvet.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates