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Evening gown

2006.44.1225 (RS11529)

Description

Black velvet evening gown with black lace sleeves and V-neck and balck lace panels in skirt. The silk lining is flesh colored in the neck and sleeves, but black in the skirt. The gown has elbow length sleeves and a long flared skirt. There are snaps at the top of each shoulder which hold lining in place (it is removable for washing). At the waist there is a permanent belt that is tied in a bow at the back. The makers label (Mary Cummings Louisville) is sewn into the back of the dress at the left shoulder blade. There are four snap closures at the left hip for ease in dressing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Mary Cummings Louisville" (Makers Label sewn into the back of the dress at the left shoulder blade)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
lace (needlework)
silk (fiber)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Gown, Evening
gowns
lace (needlework)
silk (fiber)
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
16 3/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1225
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189471

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