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Evening Dress

Description

Evening dress with square neckline and short sleeves. Bands of black alternate with bands of cream lace. Heavily beaded and sequined with black beads with tassels and draped chains of beads. Double lining of silk gauze over cream satin. Drawstring at neckline. Boned bodice, hook and eye closure at back. Slight train with dust ruffle. Stiff band stitched onto ruffle. Bodice stitched to skirt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
Stamped on hook & eye: ""NICHOLLS"".
Material
beading (process)
lace (needlework)
net (textile)
satin
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Beaded
beading (process)
evening dresses (garments)
Evening Wear
Formal Wear
Gown, Evening
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
net (textile)
Satin
satin
Sequins
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1984.485
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Sarah Merry Bradley Gamble
GUSN
12865

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