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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Blue silk velvet w/ inserted panel of pale green lampas w/ stripes of cream & green leaves brocaded w/ floral trail of pink roses w/ green stems. A=Bodice - squared neckline w/ lace ruffle at decolletage; elbow length sleeves gathered at shoulder w/ pleated cuffs trimmed w/ pleated pale blue chiffon. Bodice has front panel of pale green lampas; waist is pointed in front only; boned; fully lined w/ cream taffeta. Hook & eye closure at center front w/ velvet overlapping closure w/ hook & eye at waist front. B=Skirt - matching skirt; pale green lampas panel at center front; smooth all around waist w/ pleat at center back for fullness; slight train; pocket in lining at right side. Fully lined w/ same cream taffeta w/ dust ruffle; narrow waistband; hook & eye at center back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1890
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten in bodice, dressmaker's note: ""Mrs. C.J. Paine/ 30-41-/ 12 1/2-23 1/2"". 2. Stamped in gold lettering in bodice (?): ""Mrs. C. Donovan/ 280 Madison Ave./ Ney York"".
Material
brocade (textile)
lampas (textile material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brocade
brocade (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Lampas
lampas (textile material)
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Stripe
stripes
taffeta
Taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.372AB
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12827

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