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Description

This two-piece ensemble consists of a bodice (A) and skirt (B). Both the bodice and skirt are constructed of two layers of textiles: an underlayer of yellow silk satin overlaid with a tan-colored translucent muslin elaborately embroidered in gilt thread. The bodice front closure is asymmetrical, covered with a lace ruffle. The bodice has puffed sleeves and a standing band collar. The bodice hem is finished with a gilt grosgrain ribbon. The skirt, like the bodice, is constructed of two layers: translucent muslin over yellow silk. The muslin top layer is finished along the hem with the same gilt embroidery appearing on the bodice.

Details

Maker
Donovan, C., Mrs.
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
Stamped & embossed. On bodice hooks: ""NICHOLLS"" On silk ribbon at waistband: ""Mrs. C. Donovan/280 Madison Ave./New York.""
Location of origin
New York
Material
embroidering
machine-made
metallic (color attribute)
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
thread
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Dress
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Fiddle Thread
Hand Stitched
machine-made
metallic (color attribute)
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
thread
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1935.378AB
GUSN
12802

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