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2-Piece Dress

Description

Pale silvery-green open weave silk; high collar and yoke of pink chiffon over silk; hook and eye closure on collar and yoke; deep ruffle of white lace around yoke; 7 covered buttons and hooks and eyes down center of bodice; straight waist; long sleeves with 5 tiers of ruffles from shoulder to elbow with deep ruffle of lace below bottom tier; band of pink grosgrain ribbon inside cuffs; bodice lined with cream silk twill; sleeves lined with silk, linen and canvas; boned darts and seams; silk belt with hook and eye closure at waist with eyes for hooks on skirt waistband. Matching skirt has narrow satin waistband with hook and eye closure canter back; 6 gores, smooth in front, gathered at center back, forming slight train; 3 narrow tiers of ruffles around hips, 2 deeper tiers at hem over green satin; hem faced with brown velvet. Waistband lined with linen, skirt with silk with inserts of brown linen. Wide band of canvas at hem with pleated ruffle of lace-trimmed crinoline. Petticoat is white glazed linen; tape ties at back of waistband; smooth front, gathered fullness at back; tape ties below placket to restrain fullness; ruffle attached at knees with ruffled hem; braid trim on hem; moderate train.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1892
Inscriptions
Gold letters stamped on white silk on inner belt of bodice: ""Robes & Confections/ Mme. RUFFY/ 336 RUE ST. HONORE/ PARIS""
Material
canvas
chiffon
crinolines
lace (needlework)
linen (material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
twill
weaving
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
canvas
chiffon
Chiffon
Coated Canvas
Crinoline
crinolines
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
Leno Weave
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Possibly weddings
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Twill
twill
weaving
Wedding
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1993.239.1
GUSN
11819

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