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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Pale blue taffeta w/ blue satin pinstripes & blue velvet trim. A=Bodice - squared neckline w/ drawstring at front & back; "v" shaped front & back w/ inserted satin panels w/ cream lace overlay. Overlay trimmed w/ blue spangles; boned; "v" shape of bodice outlined w/ blue velvet; short sleeves have same spangled lace insert as front, as well as blue velvet trim. Blue velvet band around waist w/ large filigree buckle at back; buckle is square w/ blue & white rhinestones; blue taffeta lining. B=Skirt - matching; narrow waistband; smooth front; pleat at center back; hem trimmed w/ 3 scalloped blue velvet bands & self ruffle. Fully lined w/ blue taffeta; w/ dust ruffle; pocket on right side of lining; small bustle pad is hooked onto waist at center back. Hook & eye closure at center back; skirt has 2 pairs of ties for holding back fullness in place.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten on bodice dressmaker's note: ""Miss N.(H?) Paine/ 23-33-"" 2. Stamped in gold lettering on bodice (?): ""Mrs C. Donovan/ 280 Madison Ave./ New York"".
Material
lace (needlework)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spangles
stitching
Striped
stripes
taffeta
Taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.373AB
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12828

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