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Dressing Robe

Description

Printed paisley stripe - multicolored paisleys on plum/brown ground alternates w/ band of 5 stripes (light blue, red, white, yellow & green) w/ stylized & geometric floral patterns. Quilted plum taffeta around neck, shoulders & center front to hem. Cuffs w/ bell-shaped sleeves (also used as lining for front); large silk buttons at center front w/ loop closure extending from neck to hem (2 buttons missing). Sleeves and back skirt lined w/ navy blue ribbed silk; cartridge pleats at back. Piped neck, armscye & waist; large pocket on right; smaller (change?) pocket on left seam. Bodice lined w/ tan glazed cotton; inner bodice is boned & had lace closure w/ handstitched eyes.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1853-1863
Inscriptions
Handwritten in ink on lining - back: ""Mrs. C.H. Little/ Malvern St/ Melrose/ Mass""
Material
printing (process)
quilting
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
dressing gowns
floral patterns
Geometric Floral
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
paisley
Paisley Stripe
printing (process)
Quilted
quilting
ROBE, DRESSING
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
stripes
taffeta
Taffeta
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1925.691
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles Hall Little
GUSN
30716
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