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Evening dress

Description

Evening dress with square neckline and short sleeves. Cream silk satin with overlay of black and cream net. Opening at front skirt. Heavily beaded and sequined with silver spangles, tassels and rhinestones. Bodice is boned with drawstring at neck. Medallion and chevron motif with flowers at neckline. Hook and eye closure at back. Sheer undersleeve of cream silk with black net ruffle. Black net bands around shoulders front to back and around waist. Lower portion of dress of black net with large sequin medallions and scalloped edge. Edged with black silk satin. Lined with cream satin. One band of elastic 1/4 of the way up. Spangles are tarnished.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1905-1915
Inscriptions
Printed on underarm guards ribbon & cross with: ""THE BEST"" and ""WARRENTED/ KLEINERT/ TRADEMARK"" Underneath is printed: ""The Gem/ FLESH COLOR/ SILK LINED/ A 3 14.""
Material
beading (process)
net (textile)
rhinestone
satin
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Beaded
beading (process)
evening dresses (garments)
Evening Wear
Gown, Evening
Hand Stitched
Net
net (textile)
rhinestone
Rhinestone
satin
Sequins
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1984.486
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Sarah Merry Bradley Gamble
GUSN
12866

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