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Description

Light blue iridescent taffeta; bateau neckline edged w/ lace. Cap sleeves w/ piped arm's eye. Pointed front & back; boned & lined w/ linen. Hand-sewn eyes at center back for laced closure. Skirt has cotton waistband w/ hook & eye closure; box pleats at front. Cartridge pleats & crinoline at back for fullness. Deep hem stiffened w/ crinoline & edged w/ olive silk tape; pocket on right side. Dress was altered; seams on bodice were let out & fabric added under arm's eye; skirt altered at waist.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1931.304AB
GUSN
33899

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