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A=Bodice; B=Skirt; C=Bow/Bustle Taupe iridescent taffeta. A=Bodice - square neckline, armscye & pagoda sleeves trimmed w/ black lace; cuffs have white lace ruffle. 6 covered buttons center front & 2 hook & eye at bottom; self-fabric rosette trimmed w/ white lace & black lace bow at neck. Darts & side seams boned; princess seams; bodice lined w/ white polished; sleeves lined w/ cambric & white silk at cuff. B=Skirt - center panel imitates under/overskirt effect; bands of black lace along center front end in a scroll w/ lace rosettes. Cartridge pleats at back; hook & eye closure; fully lined w/ crinoline; hem lined w/ buckram & edged w/ wool twill tape. Pocket on right side; center panel; side panels w/ curved corners; train. C=Bow/Bustle - trimmed w/ same black lace as bodice; self-fabric rosette at center back trimmed w/ black lace; hook & eye clsoure at front; bow lined w/ white silk.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Material
crinolines
lace (needlework)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Crinoline
crinolines
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1935.1289A-C
GUSN
12809

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