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Petticoat

Description

The matching petticoat is made from cream-colored watered silk taffeta and may be original to the gown. The petticoat is made from two selvedge widths of railroaded sillk gathered into a waistband that closes with a hook and eye. Both skirt and petticoat were stiffened with later additions of nylon buckram to the inner hem.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840
possibly, may have been made for later use.
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Underwear
Descriptive terms
Petticoat
petticoats (underskirts)
Silk
silk (textile)
Accession Number
2000.439.3
Credit Line
Gift of Charlotte Woodbury Spencer and Grace Woodbury Stone
GUSN
26678

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