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Description

Red silk crepe, broad neckline; "V"shaped front with fabric tucked at shoulder, draped over bust, and stitched in place with band of red statin piping; same band at shoulders and at princess seam at back; long sleeves are smocked from armseye with - ruffle and red satin ruffle creating effect of short oversleeve; sleeve is full from ruffles to cuff; tucks stitched in place at outer edge above cuff; red satin piping around neckline; armseye and side seams; self-piping at sleeves and cuffs; wide waistband, with coin at left front; bodice is boned at center front and lined with linen; sleeves lined with brown cambric; cuffs lined with green & red plaid silk; skirt has full pleats all around; with cartridge pleats at center back between shoulders; hook & eye closure at back and cuffs; skirt lined with red wool.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1837-1839
Material
crepe (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Crepe
crepe (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1920.409
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
29099

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