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Woman's evening dress in two parts (bodice)

American
About 1900
Labeled E. M. Wilson


Place of Creation: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

52.1173a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, tulle, applique, embroidered with rhinestones, silver sequins, glass beads, metallic thread

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream colored satin dress in two parts (bodice and skirt);
(a) bodice with neckline cut in deep “V” with vestee of folded tulle in center front, straight waistline with folded matching satin belt, yoke and sleeves of tulle embroidered with gray and white satin appliqué and rhinestones, silver sequins, clear glass beads, and silver corded thread, laced down center back with additional hook and eye closures; boning; woven into petersham: E.M.Wilson and Co. 723 Boylston Street, Boston
(b) bell shaped skirt, much longer in back to form train, entire front of skirt and several narrow panels in back embroidered with gray and white satin appliqué and rhinestones, silver sequins, clear glass beads, and silver corded thread; lined with matching taffeta, now badly cracked

Inscription

Woven into petersham in bodice: "E.M.Wilson and Co. 723 Boylston Street, Boston"

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb