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Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Dark brown velvet & medium brown taffeta w/ chenille & embroidered appliques. A=Bodice - standing band velvet collar w/ applique; inner ruffle of gauze edged w/ rick-rack; front bodice is velvet w/ middle panel of pleated & puffed taffeta w/ 3 vertical bands of applique. Front double row of hook & eye closure; boned & lined w/ brown cotton; pointed in front & at back. Long sleeves; 1 panel each of velvet & taffeta, separated by scalloped chenille applique; cuffs same as collar. B=Skirt - consists of taffeta underskirt w/ center vertical band of embroidery in climbing flower design; overskirt is dark brown velvet. Velvet open to reveal underskirt; lined w/ taffeta w/ applique at sides & hem; waist is edged w/ cream silk ribbon & brown silk tape. Cartridge pleats at center back; skirt has elastic straps & boned bars; hem lined w/ taffeta.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1889-1890
Material
appliqué (technique)
chenille (yarn)
embroidering
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
Chenille
chenille (yarn)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Hand Stitched
machine-made
silk (textile)
Silk Taffeta
stitching
taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1941.1632AB
GUSN
12811

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