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Woman's overdress

about 1885–90

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 137.8 cm (54 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, silk satin, silk ribbon, silk warp-faced plain weave (bengaline), Flemish needlepoint lace

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Overdress of gold-colored satin background with minute ribbon and floral interlacing serpentines, the ribbon serpentine in cream colored uncut velvet, the floral serpentine brocaded olive green, light blue, and yellow silk; overdress cut in back with long princess line and slight train on sides and extending almost to center back, weighted back flaps, long sleeves slightly puffed at shoulder, hooked down center front, boning around waist, high standing collar, turned back lapels bengaline, cuffs of bengaline, jabot and small over cuffs of Flemish needlepoint lace, bottom edge faced with yellow bengaline

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb