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Ball Gown

Description

Pale and mid-blue leaf pattern silk jacquard at bodice center front and back; bodice side and sleeves of mid-blue heavy ribbed silk; neckline- square in front, V in back; collar and cuffs of cream net edged with pleated chiffon; center front closure of hooks and eyes and covered button; piping at armseyes and waist; waist sharply pointed center front and back; princess seams; 3 blue grosgrain bows with fringe streamed along center back seam; elbow length sleeves edged with pleated ruffle trimmed with net amd chiffon and aqua ribbon bows and streamers; fully lined with tan cotton twill; inner belt of cotton twill tape with hook and eye closure. Skirt- Body of ribbed silk; self waistband with hook and eye center back; smooth front, pleat at each side; cartridge pleated center back; pleated ruffle attached to front hem; back of skirt extends into train with scalloped hem; hem faced all-around with glazed blue linen trimmed with lace-edged crinoline pleated ruffle; 2 criss-crossing swags across front, one of ribbed silk, the other of jacquard, both trimmed with silk bobble fringe; 2 bows at right; jacquard panel in back buttons onto waistband; faced with gold silk extending into bending on scalloped edge of panel; extending into pointed train; twill pocket at right; cotton tape ties inside back of skirt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1874-1876
Material
chiffon
cloth
cotton (textile)
crinolines
foliation (pattern)
glazing (coating)
jacquard
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
linen (material)
machine-made
net (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
tin (metal)
twill
weaving
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
chiffon
Chiffon
cloth
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Crinoline
crinolines
DRESS
evening dresses (garments)
foliation (pattern)
glazing (coating)
Grosgrain
Hand Stitched
jacquard
Jacquard
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Net
net (textile)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Twill
twill
weaving
Woven
Accession Number
1993.261
Credit Line
Gift of Weston Historical Society
GUSN
11854

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