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Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Black silk satin. A=Bodice - squared, drawstring neckline; cap sleeves w/ beadwork applique of butterfly motif at shoulder. Stomacher panel at center front of black net w/ same appliqued butterflies (but larger) & spangles; boned; pointed waist (front & back) w/ black satin piping. Lined w/ black taffeta; hook & eye center front closure; hooks at back to support skirt. B=Skirt - matching; smooth front w/ darts; topstitched & smooth from waist through hips along gored seams w/ pleats below & all around skirt at seams. Slight train; pocket in lining at back; fully lined w/ taffeta; pleated taffeta dust ruffle; hook & eye closure at center back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1905
Inscriptions
Stamped label on waistband of bodice: ""Redmayne & Co. Ltd./ Robes/ New Bond Street W.""
Material
appliqué (technique)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
butterflies
Butterfly
DRESS
dresses (garments)
evening dress (concept)
Evening Wear
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Hand Stitched
machine-made
satin
Satin
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spangles
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.387AB
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12829

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